LA Galaxy Forward Landon Donovan to Make-A-Wish Come True for Young Fan

Ten-year-old Gerardo traveling cross-country to meet the Galaxy captain


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Make-A-Wish Foundation

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CARSON, Calif.
– LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan will be granting a special
wish via The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Los Angeles this Thursday
and Saturday at The Home Depot Center. Gerardo, who will turn 11-years-old on
Monday, is bravely battling Lupus and will receive a once-in-a-lifetime early
birthday present this week, fulfilling his most heartfelt wish, courtesy of the
Galaxy captain.

Gerardo will see his
wish come true Thursday morning when he visits The Home Depot Center to watch a
Galaxy training session up close, before meeting the Galaxy captain after the

Photo Gallery: Gerardo visits Galaxy training

Two days later, Gerardo and his family will be special guests of
Donovan and the Galaxy at the club’s game against the Eastern Conference leading
Columbus Crew at The Home Depot Center, even getting the chance to watch pregame
warmups from field level.

Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with
life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope,
strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a
young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now
the largest wish-granting charity in the world.

Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation was formed in 1983.
Last month, the charter granted its 7,000th wish for a child with a
life-threatening medical condition. For more information about the Make-A-Wish
Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, including how you can help refer a child for
a wish; participate in Adopt-A-Wish; or donate in-kind gifts of goods or
services, airline frequent flier miles, or vehicles, please call (310) 788-9474
or visit