“I was surprised and nervous. It was crazy… I didn’t think I’d ever be meeting him.”
Carter’s autoimmune condition brings him daily challenges. His happiness comes from spending time with his family and listening to Ed Sheeran music. Kids Wish Network planned the “Perfect” wish… he’d be traveling with his family to see Ed Sheeran in concert. Carter would also be in for a big surprise.
Kids Wish Network flew Carter and his family to Boston for his musical adventure. They checked into the elegant Battery Wharf Hotel, and were indulged staying in the luxurious Presidential Suite. “It was amazing,” said Carter’s mom Christine. “And inside our suite we were greeted with treats, refreshments and a card signed by hotel staff welcoming Carter.” After settling in, they explored the city and enjoyed dinner at Wahlburgers. The big event was the next day.
It was the day Carter had been dreaming about. They enjoyed more sightseeing in Boston and had a festive dinner at Red Robin. The restaurant went above and beyond in making Carter feel special. They learned about his interests and themed his table with football and SpongeBob decorations. The staff also wore SpongeBob shirts making dinner extra fun for Carter.
After arriving at Gillette Stadium, the excitement for Carter started even before the concert. He was taken backstage and met music superstar Ed Sheeran! “I was surprised and nervous,” said Wish Kid Carter. “It was crazy… I didn’t think I’d ever be meeting him.” Carter found out just hours before the show.
Carter’s favorite song is Photograph – he had many taken with Ed Sheeran. Carter’s treasured photo is a Polaroid of them together that Ed Sheeran signed. They also spent time talking about the night’s performance being Carter’s first concert and his most-loved songs.
“The wish was perfect,” said Carter’s mom Christine. “He was thrilled and full of excitement. We’re so grateful and had the best time.”
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Carter’s dreams become a reality:
- Ed Sheeran
- KRAFT SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT
- Battery Wharf Hotel – Boston
- Red Robin – Foxboro, MA
- Wahlburgers – Boston, MA