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LA Galaxy Star Makes Wishes Come True


Landon and Gerardo

I saw this story on the LA Galaxy website and couldn’t resist posting it.  Soccer can make such differnece in so many ways.  The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a fantastic organization.  And don’t forget the SPENSA organization and the work they do with special needs athletes.  https://acstlfanatic.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/spensa-helps-special-needs-individuals-get-their-kicks-you-can-help-too/

CARSON, Calif. – LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan will be granting a special wish via The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Los Angeles this Thursday and Saturday at The Home Depot Center. Gerardo, who will turn 11-years-old on Monday, is bravely battling Lupus and will receive a once-in-a-lifetime early birthday present this week, fulfilling his most heartfelt wish, courtesy of the Galaxy captain.

Gerardo will see his wish come true Thursday morning when he visits The Home Depot Center to watch a Galaxy training session up close, before meeting the Galaxy captain after the session.

Two days later, Gerardo and his family will be special guests of Donovan and the Galaxy at the club’s game against the Eastern Conference leading Columbus Crew at The Home Depot Center, even getting the chance to watch pregame warmups from field level.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world.

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation was formed in 1983. Last month, the charter granted its 7,000th wish for a child with a life-threatening medical condition. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, including how you can help refer a child for a wish; participate in Adopt-A-Wish; or donate in-kind gifts of goods or services, airline frequent flier miles, or vehicles, please call (310) 788-9474 or visit http://www.wishla.org.


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