New Jersey cancer patient gets surprise from his favorite wrestler
There’s a wonderful organization called “Dream Factory of the Jersey Shore” and they make dreams of chronically ill children come true. I saw a story in the Asbury Park Press about one of the dreams they made come true and it happened in Howell
There’s a young man named Andrew Sirleaf who has been battling leukemia since 2018, when he was 3. Like a lot of little boys, Andrew loves professional wrestling, especially the WWE; his favorite wrestler is Roman Reigns, who has also been battling leukemia.
The people from the Dream Factory arranged for Reigns to record a video message just for Andrew. In it, Reigns says that he wants to check in and make sure that Andrew is doing OK, and then he drops the bombshell: Andrew and his family are to be the guests of Reigns at WrestleMania 38 in Texas, Apr. 2-3! What an amazing surprise for a young wrestling fan.
Andrew’s mom, April, told APP.com that this was a perfect gift for the boy.
Hats off to the Dream Factory of the Jersey Shore for making this happen! Here’s more about them:
Dream Factory of the Jersey Shore (DFJS) is an all-volunteer organization that provides dreams to chronically & critically ill children between the ages of 3 and 18. DFJS relies on fundraising events and donations to fulfill the dreams of these children, which average between $3,000 to $6,000. We are proud to say that 96% percent of all money raised is used to fund the dreams of these children. This has been recognized by Charity Navigator, when they ranked our organization as a four-star charity.
If you want to get involved with the Dream Factory, start here.
Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Doyle only.
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