Michael, Age 7
When Michael heard that his wish would be granted, he was on the waiting list for both a liver and heart transplant. Despite the gravity of his medical condition, he had a lot of energy, with a love of dancing and singing opera. When thinking about his wish, he said that because he lives with all women, he wanted his wish to be a "guy thing" and he wanted to be a baseball player with the San Francisco Giants. Although he had never been to a game, he was a huge Giants fan. On the day of his wish, Michael was welcomed as an Honorary San Francisco Giant at AT&T Park by former SF Giant Rich Aurilia who greeted Michael and served as his official escort for the evening. Aurilia gave Michael a personal tour and took him on the practice field for a chance to meet some of the players, including his favorite, Brian Wilson. Michael had a great time. "You could see the awe on his face," said his mother.
Exactly one week after his wish was granted, Michael's family got the news that both a heart and liver had been found for Michael. He underwent surgery immediately, and is recovering nicely. With his energy and spirit, Michael may yet one day become an SF Giant.