Jayden, 18 (Medical condition: cancer)
I wish to design my own sneakers
We recently granted our historic 25,000th wish to Jayden from Edmonton, Alberta. Growing up as an avid athlete, 18-year-old Jayden had a love for team sports – particularly basketball. In 2014, Jayden was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the muscle tissue. Jayden’s wish was to design his own pair of sneakers, a wish made even more unique with his idea of “melting” his favourite sneakers into one ultimate pair. After days of being in a hospital bed, Jayden rose to walk the corridors in his new sneakers: the new “fire on his feet”.
Though he sadly lost his battle with cancer, his legacy will endure and help other kids fight with the fuel they need – hope. Visit kingjay.org to see how.