When Brayden was born, doctors discovered something was wrong with his digestive system. At just a few days old, Brayden underwent surgery on his digestive tract, and spent the first three months of his life in the hospital having multiple surgeries. Brayden was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition that damages the lungs and digestive system. He tends to get sick easily, and has a harder time getting well. Brayden has a daily regimen of treatments to try and keep his condition under control. Having experienced the challenges of his illness, he wants to be a doctor when he grows up so he can help people.
Brayden loves WWE and idolizes WWE champion AJ Styles… Brayden dreamed of meeting him. Kids Wish Network stepped into the ring for Brayden to make his special wish of meeting AJ Styles come true.
Wish Kid Brayden and his family stayed at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The hotel made Brayden feel special, welcoming him with a gift basket filled with snacks and other goodies. That night, Brayden and his family had a decadent dinner at The Capital Grille where he also experienced a special tour of the kitchen.
The next day, Kids Wish Network flew Brayden and his family to Toledo, Ohio. They stayed at Staybridge Suites and had dinner at Real Seafood Company. The following day would be the main event.
Brayden’s big day arrived. His family enjoyed dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse and were then on their way for the magical moments Brayden was dreaming of.
Brayden was excited… it was time to enter the house that AJ Styles built. Brayden was thrilled to be meeting his idol in person. AJ and Brayden spent time together away from the crowds. Brayden also received an official WWE Program which the WWE Champion autographed for him, and was gifted additional WWE merchandise. Brayden also gave AJ a special gift on behalf of Kids Wish… a custom shirt with a design replicating AJ Styles’ WWE Championship. Then Brayden and his family enjoyed seeing many of WWE’s Superstars in action at SmackDown LIVE.
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Brayden’s dreams become a reality:
- AJ Styles
- InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
- The Real Seafood Company – Toledo
- The Capital Grille – Kansas City
- Spaghetti Warehouse – Toledo
- Staybridge Suites Toledo – Rossford – Perrysburg