“I was sitting by a celebrity and I was speechless.”
Noah has familial adenomatous polyposis, a rare inherited cancer predisposition syndrome. It’s been stressful for Noah seeing other family members go through the stages of his same illness, and living with uncertainties. Knowing the inevitable makes Noah fearful… he’ll also undergo surgery to remove his large intestine and need an ostomy.
Noah shared with Kids Wish Network that he loves watching the show Psych – especially his favorite actor James Roday. It was all a whirlwind after contacting James Roday’s manager. Even though he was on vacation, he made it happen… and quickly. Noah would be meeting his favorite superstar in a week! Noah had no idea what was about to unfold. He thought he was simply taking a trip with his mom to Los Angeles for a mother/son bonding trip – psych!
Kids Wish Network flew Noah and his mom to Los Angeles. They were given the star treatment staying at the luxurious Kimpton La Peer Hotel, being warmly received by all the staff who went above and beyond to make their stay special. “Nobody could have been nicer,” said Noah. “Not even family.”
For the big day, Kids Wish Network provided lunch at LA hotspot Little Dom’s, a place to be seen and dine among Hollywood stars. Noah and his mom also felt like celebrities being chauffeured to the restaurant by A First Class Limousine. When they were seated at a table with additional menus, it quickly became clear they weren’t dining alone. A special manager joined them and said that James would be there shortly… And then in walked James Roday. “I was really excited when I found out,” said Noah who was star struck. “I was sitting by a celebrity and I was speechless.”
Then something else amazing happened… James Roday excused himself and had his own surprise. He returned to the table, and within minutes Psych co-star Maggie Lawson arrived. Noah said, “I wasn’t able to see behind me, and when she walked in, I was speechless again.”
It was like a Psych reunion. They enjoyed hours of conversation, took pictures together, and Noah received many hugs. James Roday also graciously gave him a very meaningful memento that he saved and wanted him to have… it was the canvas back of his director’s chair from the set of Psych. It had James Roday’s name printed on the front and a personalized autograph for Noah on the back. He also gifted Noah with a signed Psych DVD set and photos.
Noah felt so special having his dream come true and more. He and his mom also enjoyed a fun day at Universal Studios.
After Noah’s California dreaming came true, he and his family took a trip to visit Noah’s grandpa in Florida. We were so happy that they also made time to visit our Kids Wish Network family. He excitedly told us all about his wish, and received more surprises. Noah and his siblings all received gifts, and their family was presented with tickets for a VIP experience at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and LEGOLAND Florida to create even more memorable times of togetherness.
“Everybody during our wish was so wonderful,” said Noah’s mom Crystal. “I wish everyone on the planet was that nice and compassionate.” Noah said, “I look at things more positively now. People were so kind.”
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Noah’s dreams become a reality:
- James Roday
- Maggie Lawson
- Kimpton La Peer Hotel
- A First Class Limousine
- Clearwater Marine Aquarium