SportsCenter: My Wish recollections

Updated: June 27, 2007, 12:55 PM ET
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ESPN SportsCenter's 10-part series titled "My Wish" -- a collaborative effort with the Make-A-Wish Foundation that will chronicle the granting of unique sports-related wishes for 10 children. Each story and experience will be featured on SportsCenter starting July 9 and ending July 23. ESPN.com will feature a first person account of the child's day from a family member who was there. Host Chris Connelly chatted with SportsNation to talk about the My Wish segments. If you missed it you can read the recap here.

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Sunday, July 9, 2006
Charlie Pena and the Philadelphia Eagles
It was incredible watching Charlie out there with the Eagles. It's hard to describe in words how remarkable it was to see his eyes sparkle and light up. Read more | Watch now ESPN Video
Monday, July 10, 2006
Katie Morris and the Seattle Mariners
I knew my daughter loved the Mariners but watching her reactions to everything and watching her cry in pure joy was simply wonderful.
Read more | Watch now ESPN Video
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Johnny Mazza and Jeff Gordon
Johnny had no idea this was happening and I had to explain to him that I helped set up his meeting with Jeff Gordon. Johnny asked me why I did this, and I explained to him that he and his brother were my heroes. Read more | Watch now ESPN Video
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Andrew Geracoulis and Tedy Bruschi
When we arrived at Gillette Stadium, Andrew's eyes were as big as saucers. He was shy when he met Tedy, but he shook his hand and I could tell Andrew was thrilled because he couldn't take his eyes off him. Read more | Watch now ESPN Video
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Andrew Pointer and Todd Helton
On wish day, Andy had a crowd of fans greet him as our limousine drove into the stadium. We had so much fun watching Andy sign autographs and wave to his fans. Read more | Watch now ESPN Video
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Salvador Torres and Kobe Bryant
Salvador cannot do anything for more than two hours before getting tired. Let me tell you, on the day we met Kobe, we spent all day with him. When Salvador got home that evening, he took a 30-minute nap, woke up and asked me to play basketball. Read more | Watch now ESPN Video
Monday, July 17, 2006
Matt Vosejpka and Roger Clemens
Roger Clemens was amazing with Matt. Not only did he talk to him the day before his first major league start of the season, but he spent an hour and a half with him and even taught him a few pitches. Read more | Watch now ESPN Video
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Steven Castro and Derek Jeter
My favorite moment of the entire day was when Derek asked Steven if he knew how to dance and out of nowhere Steven started dancing right on the field! Then Johnny Damon jumped in and started dancing also and showed Steven some moves. Read more | Watch now ESPN Video

Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Daémon Hanna and Tracy McGrady
Daémon has tumors in his body, which can cause a lot of stress and pain, but going to visit with McGrady made it all go away -- at least for that time. His illness was the last thing on his mind. To this day Daémon is still smiling. Read more
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Dillon DeStefano and Wayne Gretzky
It would've been easy for him to just meet with my son and leave after 20 minutes, but he made sure to spend real time with my son and was completely genuine with him. The greatest gift he gave my son though was his friendship. Dillon and Wayne still keep in touch through text messaging and talk all the time. Read more