Fabian is an energetic 10 year old from Chicago who loves anything having to do with wrestling and the WWE. Fabian has also been dealing with a heart condition since birth and has undergone numerous surgeries. Fabian’s mother referred him to Make-A-Wish hoping for a happy break from the routine of doctors’ visits and procedures at Lurie Children’s Hospital.
It was clear to Fabian what his wish would be – to meet one of his wrestling heroes, John Cena. Fabian and his family from Chicago to Corpus Christi, Texas to meet the wrestler and see a WWE match live. Fabian told his mother had planned out exactly what to say and do when he met his hero, but when the moment came he froze up! Having granted hundreds of wishes, John Cena knew just how to put Fabian at ease and even let Fabian hold the WWE Championship belt. His mother said that his face clearly showed him thinking, “Is this really happening?”
While in Texas, Fabian and his family also were able to to visit the local aquarium and a retired battleship. Fabian’s mother said she was incredibly grateful for the wish because it is difficult for their family to take vacations and get away together with budgetary constraints and doctors’ visits. She was also so grateful that all the plans included Fabian’s older brother and the rest of their family so that they could really have a chance to relax and enjoy time together as a family regardless of Fabian’s medical condition.