11 out of 10 (#CapsWish)
Jaydon, six years old with a brain tumour, wished to have a suite at a Vancouver Whitecaps FC game for his team (The Port Moody Pirates).
In addition to a surprise visit from ‘Caps players at Jaydon’s team practice, he and his team had VIP transportation to and from a game day match, a stadium and locker room tour, personalized soccer jerseys and the opportunity to play on the field at halftime.
Jaydon was four when he started experiencing severe headaches upon awakening in the morning. Within 24 hours he was getting surgery to remove a brain tumor.
“Within five days of the surgery, he was walking again and the doctors were in shock,” Jaydon’s mom, Janet said. “It was a very successful surgery.”
Jaydon then spent three months in California getting follow-up treatment as the biopsy determined it was a cancerous tumor. His soccer team helped with fundraising.
“They were around when he was going through his treatment,” said Dave, Jaydon’s dad, who is also the team’s coach. “They know his situation and they’ve been there for him. They’re more than a team. They’re best friends.
Jaydon rated the day an 11 out of 10! – he hasn’t rated anything over a 4 in a very long time!
A heartfelt thank you to everyone for all of the preparation that went into making Jaydon’s wish a reality.
Words cannot describe how much this means to Jaydon & our family. Thank you.” – Janet & Dave.
A very special thank you to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC for granting Jaydon’s Wish.
(Photo courtesy Bob Frid)