12-year-old Jordan loves everything to do with sports. Despite having cystic fibrosis, he plays soccer and basketball, but has a special place in his heart for football. His favorite team is the Seattle Seahawks, seconded by the Utah State Aggies, which makes Bobby Wagner (Seahawk linebacker and Aggie alumnus) his all-time favorite player.
It was no surprise to Jordan’s family or his wish granters when he declared his wish to meet the Seattle Seahawks, and hopefully get to see Wagner in person. Jordan jetted off to Seattle, where he and two other wish kids got to watch the Seahawks practice before attending a game. After the practice, Jordan got to shake the hands of each player and had a ton of fun talking to Wagner about their shared Utah roots.
Jordan’s most memorable part of his trip, however, was right before the start of the game as he was cheering for Wagner on the player’s way to the locker room. Wagner stopped his route, walked over to Jordan, and rubbed his head for luck. Jordan’s mom described this as the moment Jordan began to believe he too could one day be a football player. “The experience gave Jordan so much hope,” she said. “He has struggled every day to be healthy.”
Today, Jordan is an Eagle Scout and is preparing for high school football tryouts. He wants to be the kicker for his high school team.