A 17-year-old living with a brain tumour, Kai is truly a renaissance man. His favourite places include anywhere there are sporting events or famous artwork, and his love for hockey and baseball is matched equally by his interest in history and travel. When given the opportunity for a wish, Kai could think of nothing better than combining his favourite things — meeting the New York Yankees in the incredible city of New York.
Kai's trip to New York was everything he thought it would be and more. He met the Yankees and toured behind the scenes at Yankee Stadium, he watched the Yankees face the Toronto Blue Jays, and he toured the best spots in New York City.
"Kai truly enjoyed the experience and was thrilled—and a little humbled—by how special everyone treated him," say Kai's parents. "He and all of us savoured each day as we knew it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
Kai's wish was made possible by our YPAC (Young Professional Advisory Council) and the experience left Kai and his family with an appreciation for all those who make wishes possible. "We still can't believe Kai and our family was given this gift. You have touched our family deeply and we will never forget the experience. We now really, truly understand why this symbol of hope means so much to kids and families during a very scary time."