WWE’s super hero John Cena will grant his 500th wish for Make-A-Wish Foundation this coming Monday before Raw after he meets 8 year old buy Rocco from Queens, New York, who is battling leukemia. Since the founding of Make-A-Wish in 1980, no other celebrity has granted as many wishes as Cena.
To acknowledge Cena and his contributions to Make-A-Wish, WWE and Make-A-Wish joined together to host a party yesterday at a Dave & Buster’s in New York City. Attendees included John Cena, Make-A-Wish America President and CEO David Williams, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, The Bella Twins, Sheamus, wish kids and their families. At the event, WWE announced a multi-year, million dollar commitment to Make-A-Wish.
“John Cena’s slogan, ‘Never Give Up,’ is a constant source of inspiration for wish kids and serves as a reminder to stay strong and keep pushing through the difficult times,” said David Williams, Make-A-Wish America President and CEO. “The fact that he has had the sustained success required to reach 500 wishes speaks volumes about the type of person John is and the quality of the wish experience he delivers.”
Cena said that there is no more humbling experience than a child who could ask for anything in the world asking to meet him. “I have faced some of the toughest Superstars in WWE history and I’ve never encountered more bravery or toughness than I see in each wish kid that I meet.”