In February of this year, Donovan was diagnosed with having Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes. During his chemotherapy treatments, Donovan toughed it out, but radiation therapy really took a toll on him, putting him “out of commission” for two weeks straight.
For his wish, Donovan asked to meet his favorite professional skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek. His wish came true at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, where Rob Dyrdek was hosting the third season kickoff of his Street League DC Pro Tour.
Not only did he get to spend one day hanging out with the superstar, but Donovan also got to spend time over the next three days watching the Street League while hanging out in VIP seating.
“I didn’t know what to expect, but to get three days was awesome,” said Donovan. “I talked to him [Rob Dyrdek] like we’d talked before. He introduced me to everyone…it was intense. He’s a famous person, but he’s all about being real. I really don’t think I could thank him enough for all he did.”
Rob also signed an Alien Workshop board that Donovan brought, along with the DC hat and shirt he wore. For Donovan, it was more than a wish-come-true:
“It was actually a wish and more,” said Donovan, smiling from ear to ear. “It was ten times my wish. I really appreciate what everyone did for me. They made it so special.”
Wish Type: Celebrity