Melbourne Victory helps grant boys wish

On Friday, players from Melbourne Victory Football Club met with and presented avid fan, 14-year-old Stephen, with his 'Make-A-Wish' wish after their scheduled training session.

On Friday, players from Melbourne Victory Football Club met with and presented avid fan, 14-year-old Stephen, with his 'Make-A-Wish' wish after their scheduled training session.

Stephen, who is suffering medulloblastoma - a highly malignant primary brain tumour - wished to travel to Barcelona to watch his favourite European team, FC Barcelona in action. This exciting wish has now been arranged by 'Make-A-Wish' and we are pleased to advise that Stephen and his family are scheduled to fly from Australia later this month, bound for the bright lights of Barcelona.

“At Make-A-Wish we aim to make every moment along the wish journey special for the recipient and their family. On this occasion we asked our friends at Melbourne Victory if they would do the honours of presenting Stephen with his wish after we discovered them to be his favourite A-League team,” said Make-A-Wish CEO, Vici Funnell.

“As always, the staff and playing group at Victory were very accommodating and, without hesitation, invited Stephen and his family to attend training and meet the team afterwards,” she said.

Make-A-Wish Australia has granted the cherished wishes of almost 7,000 children and young people with life-threatening medical conditions since inception in 1985.

In 2012 for the first time in our history we have a waiting list of wishes to be granted, with wish demand exceeding funding supply.

With 530 wishes currently waiting, Make-A-Wish needs increased support to ensure no seriously-ill child or teenager-s wish goes unfulfilled.

To find out more, visit: www.makeawish.org.au