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Christian meets the San Francisco 49ers

  • Christian and his brother, Tristan, checking out the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame. All photos courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Christian checking out the best view in Levi's Stadium!

  • Christian posing with members of the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame.

  • Thinking about the next play.

  • Checking out uniforms and other 49ers gear displayed at the Hall of Fame.

  • Meeting the team!

  • Christian with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

  • Christian and Tristan hanging out with the entire team before their practice!

  • Christian picking up the starting kickoff tee during a 49ers game against the Seattle Seahawks.

  • Christian and his family receiving a gift bag from the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Christian and his family with Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area volunteer Dave Jensen at Levi's Stadium before the big game!

  • Kyle Nelson, tight end and long snapper for the 49ers, passing the ball with Christian on the sideline.

  • Christian representing #7 Colin Kaepernick at the game.

“ Christian had a blast and created so many memories! ”

- Maylynn, Christian's mom

12-year-old Christian has always loved the game of football. To him, nothing beats the feeling of running onto the field with his teammates and enjoying some friendly competition.

Football is his passion, but once he was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma, Christian was forced to step away from the game and onto the sidelines. Although he was no longer able to play on a team, he kept his passion alive by watching his favorite NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers, compete on TV. Receiving treatment and recovering from surgery had become the main focus for Christian and his family, replacing the time he once spent making plays and throwing touchdowns. The young athlete desperately missed being part of the action, so when he heard he would be granted a wish, Christian knew exactly what he wanted – to meet the 49ers and watch their game against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium!

The day Christian and his family took off to the City by the Bay marked the start of an unforgettable “once-in-a-lifetime” wish experience. Click on the San Francisco 49ers video below to watch Christian's wish touchdown!


Thank you so much for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. We are so grateful! ”

— Maylynn, Christian's mom

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