I Wish to Meet Russell Martin

Manu, 11 years old, suffers from Skin Cancer. He’s a very confident and determined boy. Manu’s favorite subject is Baseball. Contrary to vegetables which he doesn’t care for, this sport is practically a passion. We discover without a doubt while entering his room, that it contains a multitude of baseball accessories, a signed bat, etc. His favorite team is the Toronto Blue Jays. A real coincidence, since blue is Manu’s favorite color.


When Make-A-Wish / Fais-Un-Vœu Québec asked Manu what was his biggest wish, without hesitation he answered: « I wish to meet Russell Martin ». None other then the Toronto Blue Jays receiver! While he was receiving his treatments, Manu watched the games of his idol, with his dad.


When the big day came, not only did Manu met with his idol and shook his hand, but he also had the pleasure to play baseball with him! An honor that Manu is not ready to forget. When we asked why he had picked this wish, he then replied: « If I want to be a professional player, to become the best, I need the tricks of Russel! ». Now the wish completed, Manu will surely have the motivation to preserver in this sport!


Thank you to the Sport Experts teams that made this wish possible, because of their generous donations made through the Adopt-A-Wish program!