LA Galaxy Grants Wish to 17-Year-Old Chance Through Make-A-Wish

Apr 15, 2022 10:00 AM ET
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On April 7, the LA Galaxy made a wish come true for Chance, a 17-year-old teenager from Granada Hills, who was able to attend the LA Galaxy’s first team training session at Dignity Health Sports Park. Chance who is bravely battling epilepsy, received a once-in-a-lifetime surprise through the club’s partnership with Make-A-Wish.

Chance’s wish to attend an LA Galaxy training session was granted, giving him an opportunity to watch a Galaxy training session up close, meet all his favorite players and coaching staff and have a private tour of the sports complex.

Additionally, on Saturday, April 9, Chance and his family were VIP special guests of the LA Galaxy and had an opportunity to watch the club’s rivalry match against LAFC, as well as watching the pregame warmups from field level.

“Supporting youth is a central part of the LA Galaxy’s commitment to giving back to the community and we are proud to partner with Make-A-Wish,” said Mariah Rodriguez, Coordinator, Community Relations for the LA Galaxy. “When we heard about Chance’s wish, we knew we wanted to be a part of this and are thrilled to help bring his wish to life.”

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses 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 organization is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world.

Founded in 1983, the Greater Los Angeles chapter of Make-A-Wish has granted over 10,000 wishes to children in Los Angeles County. The chapter grants over 250 wishes locally on an annual basis and facilitates additional wishes for children from all over the world whose wish is to come to Los Angeles. For more information visit la.wish.org or follow on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.