Shanon traveled all the way from Kentucky along with his mom, siblings and grandparents. Although he was tired and a bit shy when they first arrived, he completely came out of his shell once he realized that we were all so excited for him to be there – and that this was his weekend to let loose and just be a kid.
With all of the hype surrounding the Super Bowl, it’s easy to get caught up in the glamor and drama of it all. But what an event like this means to some (winning, losing, food, parties, etc.), actually means a whole lot more to others – others like the 12 kids whose one wish was to attend the Super Bowl. Kids like Shanon. All I can say is, THIS is what matters. Regardless of if your team won or lost, just know that there were some very positive vibes radiating from that stadium, and 12 families given the opportunity to focus on a once-in-a-lifetime experience rather than their medical conditions for once.
Shanon is now in remission, but seeing the contagious smile on his face, you would never know all that he’s endured and overcome. Knowing that he was at the big game, living out his most heartfelt wish, rooting on his beloved Seahawks, kept a smile on MY face throughout the shouts and cries and hollers which surrounded me. Deep down, I knew that the most spectacular hero had already won the most important game of all.