Alicia is an 11 year old sweetheart from Sanford, NC who has been battling a rare condition called Arterio-Venous Malformation for six years. During this time, Alicia has undergone over 600 hours of surgery! Alicia loves WWE wrestling and had never been to see the matches live so we thought it would be great to get her to see one VIP style!
Alicia, along with her Mom and Grandparents, were picked up from their home in a limousine. From there, it was off to Applebee’s, Alicia’s favorite place to eat! After dinner, it was on to the PNC Arena where Alicia and her family were given VIP passes to wear around their neck that gave them special access backstage. They got to meet King Barrett and New Day and have their pictures taken with them. After that, they watched all of the action from their second row seats, even catching John Cena’s headband! The WWE also provided them with all kinds of souvenirs.
In speaking with Alicia, we learned how she liked to provide Christmas presents to the children at UNC’s Children Hospital. We have agreed to partner with Alicia in making sure all of the kids get a present this Christmas!
We are so happy that we could provide a fun day for Alicia and her family. Special thanks to Bob Clark of Affordable Limousine Service, Applebee’s of Raleigh, the WWE Organization and to you for allowing us to provide smiles for such deserving kids like Alicia.Sports Smiles
Zya is a 12-year-old young lady from Roanoke, VA being treated at Duke Children’s Hospital for Hodgkin’s Disease. Prior to her diagnosis, Zya loved playing sports including volleyball. After several months of active treatment, she is now needing a stem cell treatment leaving her isolated in the bone marrow unit at Duke.