June 26, 2014
The University of Michigan football program hosted Stephen Loszewski and his family in partnership with Make-A-Wish Foundation and ESPN on Tuesday (June 24). The day was captured by ESPN cameras and will be featured as part of SportsCenter’s ninth annual My Wish series beginning July 20.
Loszewski, who played defensive end for his high school’s freshman team, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in March of 2011. His wish was to be recruited by the Michigan football team that his family has supported his entire life, and that wish was granted with a day that included a tour of Schembechler Hall, a meeting with Brady Hoke, the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach, a tour of the locker room and leading the team onto the field at Michigan Stadium.
For more on Stephen’s day, see @umichfootball tweets following Stephen as well as links to articles written by media members who were present for his Big House entrance and press conference.
• Teenage leukemia patient enjoys thrill of being Michigan Wolverine for day (The Detroit News)
• Michigan football, ESPN provide a dream day for Make A Wish fan (Detroit Free Press)
• Wish granted: Lifelong Michigan fan lives out dream of being a Wolverine (MLive)