Scotts Valley football player will go to Olympic thanks to Make-A-Wish

A Scotts Valley High football player diagnosed with leukemia two years ago had a wish: To go to the Olympics.

And now, his wish is coming true.

On July 31, 18-year-old Erick Murai will head to London as part of an unprecedented effort by the the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make sick children’s wishes come true.

“I’ve really been looking forward to my wish,” Erick said, adding that he typically watches the games with his family from the couch every four years. He’s especially excited to see the basketball games in person. “I’m really excited,” he said.

Erick, who is remission from his cancer, is one of 40 children from 19 states to be a guest at the Olympics Games, thanks to the foundation.

“As far as these Olympic Games go, collectively, this is the biggest wish event that Make-A-Wish nationally has ever done,” said Jennifer Wilson, a spokeswoman for the Bay Area chapter of the foundation. “Being granted a wish is a very important part of helping them get through their treatment.”

For the rest of the story, visit NBC Bay Area.

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