“I was so excited that we were so close. I got to throw a ball to JJ Watt and he even smiled at me.”
Emilie loves football, her favorite team is the Houston Texans and her favorite player is JJ Watt. Despite her love of the sport, Emilie has never been to a professional football game and it has always been a dream of Emilie’s to go to a Texans game. Kids Wish Network strapped on their cleats and helmets to make Emilie’s dream come true by sending her to see the Houston Texans play against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Emilie struggles with an autoimmune condition.
Emilie’s wish began when she and her family drove from their home in Vidor, Texas to Houston to see the Texans play a home game against the Jaguars. When she arrived, Emilie was greeted by a Texans representative who escorted her and her family to the sidelines to watch the Texans warm up. “I was so excited that we were so close. JJ Watt even smiled at me,” said Emilie. Emilie’s dad even caught a ball that JJ Watt threw to him.
After warm-up Emilie and her family made their way to their amazing seats that were only 15 rows away from the field on the home side of the stadium. Emilie had a fantastic time at the game and was ecstatic when the Texans won in a blowout game of 20 points to 7. Because of their win the Texans would be heading to the playoffs next. To remember her special day Emilie was gifted a goodie bag filled with Texans swag including a hat, shirt, and a football to take home. After the game Emilie and her family enjoyed dinner at Olive Garden.
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Emilie’s dreams become a reality:
- Houston Texans
- Olive Garden