Dillon got to meet his favorite player Rashad Green
Dillon is a very cheerful and upbeat kid who is a dedicated football fan; he always cheers for the Dallas Cowboys and the FSU Seminoles. Unfortunately for Dillon, he will always have to watch from the sidelines.
Born a quadruplet at 26 weeks, Dillon had complications from birth. Immediately after entering this world, Dillon was rushed to the NICU where he suffered from brain hemorrhaging that caused cerebral palsy. This life-threatening disorder cause permanent movement problems and physical disability.
Dillon was unable to walk until the age of 3. Then, when he was 6 years old, Dillon started falling frequently and was unable to walk anymore; he was forced to use a wheelchair. After months of testing, Dillon was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, an inherited disorder that causes muscle weakness, extreme fatigue, intellectual disability, difficulty with motor skills, loss of the ability to walk, breathing difficulties, heart disease, congestive heart failure, scoliosis and muscle deformities. Dillon is unable to walk or stand any longer and requires someone to be with him at all times to help assist with the daily activities that most of us take for granted.
Despite these daily struggles, Dillon remains positive. He always has a smile on his face and enthusiastically cheers on his favorite teams. So when KWN got the chance to grant Dillon a once-in-a-lifetime wish, we knew he’d have a blast taking part in a big Seminole celebration.
Dillon was ecstatic as he embarked on his journey to becoming a Seminole. While FSU planned an epic day for Dillon, KWN added in a few other adventures to his wish trip as well. Dillon had so much fun at the game and enjoyed his extra special trip to the Tallahassee Automobile Museum, but the highlight was going behind the scenes after the game to meet his favorite player, Rashad Greene.
Dillon even got to meet Coach Fisher, and his special guest Burt Reynolds, and received a bunch of FSU memorabilia including his own jersey.
On behalf of Dillon and his family, KWN would like to thank all the generous sponsors who made this an unforgettable wish:
- Florida State University Seminoles
- Staybridge Suites Tallahassee
- BJ’s Brewhouse
- Tallahassee Automobile Museum
- Suwannee Room
- American Legion Bayshore Post 317
- American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24
- Bradenton Elks Lodge 1511