Matthew, a 15-year-old wish recipient from Las Cruces, wished to be travel to Pittsburg PA to see his favorite team the Steeler's play!!
There are football fans and then there are Steeler’s fans. Matthew O. (age 15) from Las Cruces is definitely a Steeler’s fan! Matthew and his mother Helen traveled to Pittsburgh to watch the Steeler's battle the Ravens in November 2011. They were originally scheduled to fly but due to his medical condition at the time of the game air travel was inappropriate.
Matthew had a couple choices, he could cancel his Wish and try for later in the season, hope for post season play or they could take the train. Matthew did not want to wait! Matthew and his mother boarded an Amtrak train and traveled for more than 38 hours to watch the Steeler’s play! Talk about dedication!
Matthew had a wonderful Wish!! He was able to see Pittsburgh, meet the players, attend a practice, watch a game and see a huge part of the United States from his train window.
Matthew’s Wish is being sponsored by the local Pittsburg Steelers fan club, the SteelCity Mafia, who look forward to raising funds for his Wish and making him an official member!
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