“I think he has the best finishing moves out of all of the Superstars!”
At the age of two Frankie was diagnosed with leukemia and throughout his young life he has suffered through full body radiation treatments. Frankie has also endured several surgeries for cataracts in both eyes and was also diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1, which causes him severe pain and has impacted his spinal column with many tumors. Frankie has had 4 surgeries to remove the tumors and receives an MRI regularly to monitor his condition. Despite all of the pain Frankie endures he is a true warrior; he never complains and he is a source of strength to his friends and family.
When Frankie learned his wish to meet WWE Superstar Sheamus was coming true, he said “I can’t believe I get to meet Sheamus! I love his hair and I think he has the best finishing moves out of all of the Superstars!”
“Surprisingly, Frankie was not nervous at all to meet Sheamus; he was very excited and upbeat. He is very thankful for the opportunity to have this experience and the whole family felt that this wish was such an enjoyable surprise” said Barbara Matejka, Frankie’s mom.
For Frankie’s wish, Kids Wish Network arranged an all-expenses paid trip to Beavercreek, Ohio, so Frankie could meet Sheamus before his WWE SmackDown appearance. During their meeting, Frankie spoke with Sheamus about his new commercial and upcoming fight.
Update, August 2014: After a courageous battle with neurofibromatosis and cancer, Frankie passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. He was 17. Frankie will always be a part of the Kids Wish Network family.
Wish: Meet Sheamus
Wish Type: Celebrity