This Altoona, Pa., kid began his wish in the city of bridges with a bird’s eye view from Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight helicopter. As the chopper lifted off, Cameron’s spirits were lifted just as high. They soared to the North Shore and landed perfectly in PNC Park’s center field. Waiting for him was the all-star player himself, Andrew McCutchen.
Cameron was recognized as the “Fan of the Game” during an on-field ceremony, served as an honorary bat boy, delivered the lineup card to the umpires and then watched the rest of the game from a luxury suite. Cameron’s enthusiasm was raised with the Jolly Roger. The game ended with not just another victory for the Buccos, but a fun home run for Cameron. McCutchen even gave his home run ball to Cameron. Thank you to the Pittsburgh Pirates and Allegheny Healthy Network for giving this smiling wish kid marvelous memories that will certainly never strike out!
Wishes like Cameron’s cannot take shape without one crucial, first step: a wish referral. Be the start of a wish-come-true today by referring a child who is between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 and has a life-threatening medical condition. Click here to learn more about referring a child.
Header photo courtesy of Allegheny Health Network/Alex Jones