10-year-old heart transplant recipient, Jayson Olguin, had his wish granted by Make-A-Wish, The Chiefs, and the Raphael Hotel when he attended the Chiefs Wild Card matchup against the Dolphins on Saturday. Despite being from Dolphins territory, Olguin began following the Chiefs after watching clips of the players on social media. In addition to being a football enthusiast, he memorized all 32 NFL rosters, amounting to nearly 1,700 players. Olguin’s day started with a stadium tour, followed by seeing the Lombardi trophies and sitting in Patrick Mahomes’ locker. He then enjoyed the game on the sidelines wearing his custom Chiefs jersey. Olguin’s hero, Mahomes, personally greeted him and gave him a game ball that will hold a special place on his shelf forever.
This heartwarming experience was made possible through the collaboration of Make-A-Wish, The Chiefs, and the Raphael Hotel. Olguin’s passion for football and his unwavering support for the Chiefs despite his geographic location endeared him to his favorite team. The Chiefs’ players, including Mahomes, demonstrated their kindness and appreciation for their young fan, making the event even more memorable for Olguin. This remarkable story showcases the power of sports in bringing joy and inspiration to the lives of individuals, regardless of their circumstances.