Suddenlink and Make-A-Wish® representatives on Sunday wrapped up a wish package for 19-year-old Phillip, who at 17 was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease.
Phillip’s wish to observe a day in the life of a video game designer recently came true when he and his family were flown to Los Angeles for a VIP tour of Activision's Infinity Ward Studio, home of the Call of Duty franchise. The trip was made possible by a donation from Suddenlink.
"After going to the company, I definitely want to get into game producing now," Phillip told WCHS-AM58 in Charleston, W. Va..
Sunday’s welcome home celebration took place at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, where Phillip received an official West Virginia Power jersey, threw out a ceremonial first pitch, and visited the home team dugout before and during part of the game. Phillip then joined family, friends, and his Suddenlink and Make-A-Wish® supporters in the Legends Club, a party room on the ballpark’s suite level.
"It's really nice that they were able to get all this stuff together in order for … me to do it basically and also invite some friends," said Phillip. " … It's just really nice how much Make-A-Wish is able to pull together."
Representing the Atlantic Region were Senior Vice President of Atlantic Operations Dave Bach, Director of Government Relations Michael Kelemen, Sales and Marketing Manager Kenny Phillips, and Administrative Coordinator Cindy Harmon.