The excitement begins Thursday, March 26, when Miles and his family will travel to Santa Clara in Silicon Valley. In addition to attending Sunday’s event, Miles will have opportunities to meet WWE Superstars and Divas, including a private autograph session and tickets to the biggest fan event of the year, WrestleMania Axxess.
Miles and his family will also have free time to explore Silicon Valley and attend a pizza party for wish kids at the Tech Museum of Innovation.
Miles will join 24 other wish kids from around the country whose one true wish is to go to WrestleMania. With 25 wish kids attending this year, WrestleMania is one of the largest single wish-granting endeavors, though support from WWE occurs year-round: WWE regularly helps grant wishes by donating tickets to WWE events nationwide and coordinating meet and greets with WWE talent.
“Our wish kids enjoy watching WWE because the confidence and bravery of the WWE Superstars and Divas is something that inspires them as they face a life-threatening medical condition,” said Amy Brindley, CEO of Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina. “WWE consistently grants high quality wishes, and I am confident Miles will return from WrestleMania 31 with a renewed sense of strength and resilience.”
WWE has been involved in wish granting since the early 1980s, beginning shortly after the founding of Make-A-Wish. The popularity of WWE has endured throughout the years with a total wish count numbering in the thousands. Since 2001, more than 45 Superstars and Divas have individually been requested, and subsequently, granted a wish.
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Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its inception in 1985, more than 3,500 local children have experienced a wish come true. For more information visit: www.nc.wish.org.