Wright Helps A Dream Come True

An article by posted on July 3, 2009 0 Comments

While Mets fans are pulling their hair out and arguing over what the organization should do to make the team better, ESPN and David Wright along with other dream players have taken a moment to help bring smiles to critically ill children through the Make-A-Wish program.

Make-A-Wish Foundation, Walt Disney Company and ESPN have come together once again to make dreams come true. ”My Wish” will air July 5th through July 9th on SportsCenter at 10 a.m. E.T. on Sunday and 6 p.m. E.T. Monday-Thursday.

On Thursday, July 9th the special will feature our very own David Wright. Matthew Vojack’s dream was to meet the All-Star 3rd baseman of the New York Mets and his wish was granted on June 30th.

Matthew suffers from TAPVR, a congenital heart defect in which one or all of the pulmonary veins between the lungs and heart are not connected properly.

Mascot Mr. Met showed up at Matthew’s home in Illinois surprising him and his family. Mr. Met invited Matthew to Milwaukee where the Mets were playing on the road.

Matthew’s dream came true when he played catch with David Wright. Wright introduced him to his teammates and played baseball with him, even pitching to Matthew so he could hit homeruns over the fence.

While in Milwaukee, Matthew and his family watched the Mets and Brewers game at Miller Park. The young baseball fan was also granted the honor of holding the finish-line tape for the famous Brewer’s Sausage Race.

Matthew’s mother Debbie had this to say of her son’s baseball adventure:

“This wish meant the world to me. Being able to watch Matt interact with David was amazing. Matt loves baseball and being able to play with his favorite player was incredible. It was the experience of a lifetime.”

You can catch the My Wish features this week on ESPN’s SportsCenter and extra footage and more on ESPN.com.

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