Love for Soccer Brings Make-A-Wish Kids Together

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Love for Soccer Brings Make-A-Wish Kids Together

Nearly 40 Wish Kids Traveled to Watch the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
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I wish to go…to the @FIFAWorldCup! Face paint, jerseys and new friends accompanied @MakeAWish kids at the #WorldCup http://ow.ly/i/60Q62

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A group of wish kids watched the Spain vs. Australia World Cup match with painted faces and high spirits. During their World Cup experience wish kid Andres said, “They love soccer, I love soccer, so we have lots to bond over… coming to the World Cup with them is really cool.”

Wish kid Liora, from Orange County, California, cheered with pride as Spain scored their second goal during the Spain vs. Australia FIFA World Cup game on Monday.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 1:25pm

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Wish kids from across America joined together to cheer on soccer players during the Spain vs. Australia World Cup game on Monday in Curitiba, Brazil. The match was one of several activities the group participated in during the week. Wish kids and family members sat up-close to the action with field-side seats for the match at Arena de Baixada. Nearly 40 American wish kids and more than 10 others from around the world, wished to attend the World Cup, coming from 14 different states, all battling life-threatening medical conditions. The 2014 World Cup is one of the largest international wish granting endeavors in the history of Make-A-Wish and has given many kids the opportunity to take a break from the daily struggles of their illness. Many kids bonded through their experiences and used their love for soccer to form new friendships with other kids who face life-threatening medical conditions.

Read more about wish kids’ experiences at the World Cup here.