Felix Makes Wishes Come True

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Back in 2013, a four year old girl from Anchorage, Alaska, told Make-A-Wish that she wanted to meet Felix Hernandez more than anything.

Sophia Robinson was being treated for a life-threatening heart condition, and at her young age she had already undergone several medical procedures, including open heart surgery.

Thanks to Make-A-Wish of Alaska and Washington, Sophia, her parents and sister, made the trip to Seattle and spent a day with Felix at Safeco Field, hanging out in the clubhouse, eating corndogs in the players’ private dining room, and playing in the dirt.

It was a perfect summer day, and the connection between Sophia and Felix was immediate and long-lasting. Since then, the two text each other regularly and Felix has flown the family from Alaska to Seattle to renew their friendship.

Last week, at the Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington Wish Night Gala & Auction, Felix and Sophia’s friendship was highlighted in a video. The gala, by the way, raised $1.6 million to help grant wishes to children in Washington and Alaska throughout 2014.


Reblogged this on Steve's Story Place and commented:
This is a great story!

King Felix there are those who play the game and love what they do day to day and then their are those who do it for a paycheck,baseball is a privilege and you have shown what the love of the game is suppose to be but mostly you have showed what a REAL baseball player is,one who not only gives it his all day to day,but one that does it unselfishly every time you take the mound,it is a HONOR to have you on the Seattle Mariners and for what you have done on and off the field I only hope That one day it comes full circle back to you,thank you Felix for showing passion and the love of a game I truly love and try to instill in my boys daily,Thank you again..

Thank You Felix !! 💖 And Make A Wish !! Thank you for making this little girls dream come true! And GO SEAHAWKS! (From this Alaskan and a 5th generation Seattle-ite Trans planted to Alaska! LOL) (And a Seahawks fan!!) 💞⚾⚾⚾

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