Why We Support Make-A-Wish with the BN Trade Deadline Blogathon

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Why We Support Make-A-Wish with the BN Trade Deadline Blogathon

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We are a couple weeks into raising funds for Make-A-Wish, and you’ve already pushed us way over the halfway mark! A reminder that I’m offering to blog for 41 straight hours – NO SLEEP –  at the MLB Trade Deadline if we can raise $8,500 to support the incredible work that Make-A-Wish does for kids and families who really need it. Please go here to donate! Thank you for doing good!

Through your efforts over past Blogathons, you’ve raised more than $147,000 for Make-A-Wish to transform your passion for baseball into some real, impactful good in this world. To that end, I wanted to share some of that good, with a story involving a Wish kiddo, the Chicago Cubs, and a very timely wish.

From Make-A-Wish Illinois:

Brody from Northbrook is heading to the MLB All-Star Game this week!

Brody, 6, from Northbrook is sports-obsessed and a huge Cubs fan. Diagnosed with leukemia, Brody is recovering well and back to playing t-ball, throwing the ball with his cousin, and watching baseball on television.

With help from the Northwestern University baseball team, Brody learned his wish to attend the 2022 MLB All-Star game would be granted! He’s headed to Los Angeles with his family.

This is why we support Make-A-Wish, and why I appreciate so much that you help make the Blogathon work. These moments – these memories – that the kids and their families get to experience make for real joy, real memories, and real respite from anything else they might have going on. It matters. Thank you!



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.