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When children with critical illnesses meet their favorite athletes, they see the impossible as possible. They are inspired to feel stronger and more confident, because those they deeply admire bring them hope and encouragement at a time when they need it most. 

During the week of July 17th, ESPN will air its “My Wish” series on SportsCenter, which takes viewers on an in-depth journey into the lives of children with critical illnesses whose wishes to meet their favorite sports heroes were granted by Make-A-Wish®.

This will be the 15th year that the series will be hosted by Emmy Award-winning reporter Chris Connelly. Connelly will narrate the stories of wishes granted by the World Series champion Atlanta Braves; the New York Giants in partnership with the NFL Draft; Super Bowl LIV Champion and MVP Patrick Mahomes; and NBA Champion and All-Star Klay Thompson.

Make-A-Wish extends its thanks to Disney and ESPN for their support of the “My Wish” series as part of The Walt Disney Company’s commitment to delivering joy and comfort to children with critical illnesses and their families. Beyond assisting with this year’s series, Disney – which owns ESPN – has been a steadfast friend of Make-A-Wish for 42 years and has helped the organization grant more than 145,000 Disney-related wishes, including the very first official wish.

Learn more about this year’s #MyWish featured children, athletes and teams below.

When wish kids meet their sports heroes, they feel stronger and more confident, because the athletes they deeply admire bring them hope and encouragement when they need it most. 

My Wish: Sam Makes NFL Draft Dream a Reality

Wish kid Sam

I wish to announce a New York Giants first round pick at the NFL Draft
Sam, 19 
heart transplant 

My Wish: Jackson Becomes an Atlanta Braves Player  

Wish kid Jackson on the field at the Atlanta Braves' State Farm Stadium
I wish to be an Atlanta Braves player for the day
Jackson, 12 
cancer

My Wish: Myka's QB Dream Comes True with Patrick Mahomes

Wish kid Myka with Patrick Mahomes
I wish to meet Patrick Mahomes
Myka, 12 
congenital heart defect

My Wish: Joseph Meets Idol Klay Thompson  

Wish kid Joseph on the beach with Klay Thompson
I wish to meet Klay Thompson
Joseph, 15 
leukemia