Peyton Manning Makes a Child’s Day

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    Photo Credit: Mason Burgin/RTI

    Vol and NFL legend Peyton Manning has helped make dreams come true for many children who are part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation over the years. Manning helped make wishes come true for children in both Indianapolis and Denver when he was a player in the NFL. And now that he’s retired, he’s still dedicated to helping these children.

    Thanks to a post from Gavin (@gavsteele46 on Twitter) on social media, Manning’s latest good deed was made known to the world.

    Manning’s message on his autographed photo is a little hard to read in the tweeted picture, but it reads as follows: “Jarrett, Keep fighting and keep the faith! You’re in my prayers!” From the letter Jarrett received from the middle Tennessee chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he may be in store for more than just an autographed photo in his future.

    Manning has made dreams come true for several children who are part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. From 13-year-old Josh from Aurora to Jordan, a sixth grader from Barnwell, South Carolina, Manning has helped bring a smile to many children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.

    According to their website, the Make-A-Wish Foundation uses thousands of volunteers and donations to “advance the Make-A-Wish vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.” Professional athletes have been helping grant the wishes of these children for years, and Manning is just one of hundreds of athletes who have brought awareness to the foundation.

    “In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes,” says the Make-a-Wish website. “We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.”