This past weekend a family who attends all of Leah’s Dream Events was able to have such a positive experience at Marysville Getchell High School. Jim Strickland described this experience at its best:
One of our jobs as teachers and parents is to help our young people connect with their passions and follow them where they lead.
Jorge Farias is a student in the MG Transition Program, and his passion is football! When the McKinney family donated a certificate for Jorge to be Honorary Captain for a game, he could talk about nothing else for weeks.
To make it even more special, Charger Coach Davis Lura offered to bring Jorge on board for the MG Homecoming Game! When Jorge entered the stadium, he received a standing ovation from his peers and a huge group hug from the Charger Cheerleaders. The smile on his face said it all.
Thanks to all in the MG family who made it possible for Jorge to have this amazing experience -- and especially to Charger player Cyrus Felix-Lopez for taking Jorge under his wing on the sidelines. You rock!
MG Transition Teacher
While this experience was was something spectacular for Jorge but also for his family!
This is from Sonia Villalobos, Jorge‘s mom:
First of all I want to thank everyone for the opportunity that was granted to Jorge, to be out on the field with the team. Jorge is a big football fan, especially for the Seahawks team. When the Seahawks play, Jorge has a Seahawks helmet that he wears and gets excited as if he were out on the field and always says he wants to play with them. Being out on the field with the Chargers football team was a dream come true to Jorge and his family. Seeing Jorge’s face expression was a lifetime memory to have and we are very grateful with all who made this dream of his come true.
We are so grateful for our community to give Jorge this experience!