When Josiah was born, his parents learned he had a heart condition and their lives changed forever. The little boy went through numerous surgeries with lengthy hospital stays. Now 13, Make-A-Wish recently granted Josiah’s wish to meet his favorite football team.
Here’s what mom Myesha had to say about the experience:
Describe your relationship with Josiah:
He calls me from school at least 8 times just to say “hi mommy, I love you.” We probably spend the most time together out of everyone in the family. He’s always trying to get me to play basketball with him. I can’t go five minutes without talking to Josiah.
How did Josiah’s wish experience impact you as a mother?
As a mother of a child with a heart condition, you never know if they are going to be here tomorrow – and his granted wish allowed his whole life to change in the course of a weekend. The main thing, for me, is that dreams really do come true. A granted wish goes beyond anything you can imagine.
How did the wish experience impact your family unit?
We got to see Josiah be in his element. He’s always at home and into sports, but to see him with his favorite players, it brought joy to our hearts. He has so much joy. What one human being can do for another is amazing!
Watch Josiah's wish here.