POSTED: Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 9:04am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:32am
Each week we bring you stories of children struggling with life threatening illnesses and watch as their wishes turn to reality with the help of the Make A Wish Foundation.
This week we introduce you to 17 year-old Juan Juarez from Mission who loves soccer and closely follows his favorite team the Chivas. His wish for VIP passes came true with the help of Make A Wish, but his health did not allow him to make it out to watch all the games.
So, from his bed he held onto his framed Chiva's jersey and enjoyed Chiva's decor in his final days. Juan lost his battle with Ewing Sarcoma, but he will be remembered as a hero.
If you would like to support children in the Valley through the Make A Wish Foundation, please call the Make A Wish Foundation at 956.686.WISH.