Thank You Make A Wish Foundation World Wrestling Entertainment WrestleMania XXIV

The picture above was taken this morning as Tony was arriving home from WrestleMania XXIV in Orlando Florida. Tony and some of his family spent the last few days down in Florida as part of his Make A Wish Foundation journey. A few years back his wish was a little different. But for various reasons the original wish just didn’t work out. Even though he has been healthy for a couple of years now the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted this young mans new wish. I’m not sure of all the details on how everything works. I was never part of the process. I’ll provide some links below that will explain further what the Make-A-Wish foundation does and how the program grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

I took several quick photos this morning. Honestly I wasn’t happy with the results. But I figured everyone was tired after a long flight home. I also figured the limousine driver would like to be heading home as well. The photo above is the end of a very long weekend that started on Friday. Tony and his family have met many well known celebrities this weekend. Not all were part of World Wrestling Entertainment ( WWE ). During the live pay per view broadcast of WrestleMania XXIV you would have seen Raven Symone make the announcement introducing the WWE Make-A-Wish Circle of Champions towards the middle part of the broadcast. Snoop Dogg was also a part of WrestleMania XXIV. I know that the fifty wish children and their families got to meet both of these celebrities. At this time I’m not sure which wrestlers or other celebrities the fifty Make-A-Wish kids got to meet. Since it was very late in the evening closer to early morning when Tony and his family got in I didn’t get the full scoop.

While I’m sure I wouldn’t consider some of the well known people the children got to meet as ideal role models. It is nice to see that these stars do take the time out of their lives to be a part of Make-A-Wish Foundation events. Of course the really sad part is that these children have had to fight or are still fighting a battle with a life threatening disease. It would be nice if they didn’t have to go through this ordeal in the first place. I’m sure we would all prefer a world were all children’s wishes were granted if for no other reason than it is what they wish.

I’d like to thank those that take the time to do volunteer work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I would also like to thank everyone else who donates time or money to helping make these children’s dreams come true. It was obvious to me this morning that even though they were very worn out and tired. Tony and his family truly enjoyed this adventure. Which of course wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of others.

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Tony with Raven Symone and Snoop Dogg Make A Wish WrestleMania XXIV

Tony’s trip was part of the WWE 50 kids’ wishes on the road to WrestleMania.

David Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America president and chief executive officer. “We’re also delighted to join with WWE to grant 50 kids’ wishes on the road to WrestleMania. It symbolizes the Foundation’s devotion to making wishes happen for children with life-threatening medical conditions in all 50 states.”

World Wrestling Entertainment® Makes Multi-Year Commitment to Make-A-Wish Foundation® for Granting Kids’ Wishes

50 Kids Granted Golden Wishes at WrestleMania® XXIV Make-A-Wish Foundation, WWE® Treat Wish Kids to Fabulous Weekend in Orlando

Here is a list of some of the events the Make-A-Wish children attended.

Schedule for WrestleMania 24 and related events It’s not just the big event — OrlandoSentinel.com

WrestleMania XXIV  Photos  Bacon, Bagels & Biceps Brunch

WrestleMania XXIV  Exclusives  Fueling up for ‘Mania

WrestleMania XXIV  WrestleMania Week Photos

wwe Inside WWE  Over the Ropes  News  From Mania to Make-A-Wish

wwe Inside WWE  Over the Ropes  Circle of Champions  WWE makes multi-year commitment to Make-A-Wish Foundation

wwe TV Shows  WrestleMania XXIV  Exclusives  When You Wish Upon a Superstar

WrestleMania XXIV Make-A-Wish Photos

wwe TV Shows  WrestleMania XXIV  Exclusives  Bacon, Bagels and Biceps brunch to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

WWE Wrestlemania XXIV – Bacon, Bagels & Bisceps Brunch

Make-A-Wish® of Central and Northern Florida

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois

wwe Inside WWE  Over the Ropes  Circle of Champions  WWE inks multi-year deal with Make-A-Wish; Cena honored

Benefit for Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Saturday November 13, 2004 Chatham,IL

Benefit for Children’s Oncology Group

TD and Tony Garvin get some press

Benefit for Lydia Caroline Hannah December 3rd 2005

Make-A-Wish Foundation  About Us  Our Mission

Make-A-Wish Foundation  About Us  Frequently Asked Questions

Make-A-Wish Foundation  About Us  How We Grant Wishes

Make-A-Wish Foundation  Wish Stories

Mid-Iowa Newspapers – Close your eyes and Make a Wish

Orlando Sentinel – Raven Symone makes Wrestlemania announcement

Video from the Orlando Sentinel

Your wrestling and WrestleMania photos — OrlandoSentinel.com

WrestleMania XXIV and professional wrestling — OrlandoSentinel.com

One of the biggest jokes of Wrestlemania 24.

Boxer punches up Wrestlemania 24 card — Wrestling, Citrus Bowl, WrestleMania — OrlandoSentinel.com

The Cadillac Escalade Limousine pictured above was provided for the Make-A-Wish foundation by Z Entertainment Luxury Limousine Services. Not exactly the most eco-friendly way to travel – I’m sure that monster isn’t running a biofuel. But what I can say is that for very early in the morning and after a drive from the Bloomington, IL airport the driver was very polite and friendly. I’d bet Tony and everyone that was with him will tell me later that it was a very posh ride. I am not sure if this is the company that provided land transportation to the airport on the way to Florida.

Z Entertainment Luxury Limousine Services

Got Soy BioDiesel fuel for life renewable fuel vegetable oil

Air Transportation for this Make-A-Wish adventure was provided by AirTran Airways.

Hotel Accommodations in Orlando Florida were provided by Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa.

Transportation while in Orlando Florida provided by Associated Transportation of Florida,Inc.

ppdingles…the internet legend News and Notes on Episode # 15

Wrestlemania 24 XXIV results  The Daily Ron

WrestleMania XXIV – Wikipedia

Snoop Dogg – Wikipedia

Raven-Symoné – Wikipedia

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. – Wikipedia

WWE Wrestlemania XXIV Liveblog « Triple Helix

My WrestleMania Journal A Night To Remember The Steel Cage

Kolby’s Wish: To attend Wrestlemania Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Birthday wishes come true for fans; fireworks injure some – 03-31-2008 – MiamiHerald.com

Brunch with WWE Superstars Benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation – TV-27 Community Connection News Story – WFTV Orlando