Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott will be featured on ESPN’s upcoming “My Wish” series, the network announced Thursday.
Prescott, now with the Dallas Cowboys, will be visited by 9-year-old Raymond Melgarejo of Santa Ana, California. Raymond, who has Langerhans cell histiocytosis, wished to meet Prescott, which he does at the Cowboys headquarters in Frisco, Texas.
Prescott’s “My Wish” segment with Raymond will first air on Sunday, July 16 during the 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. CT editions of “SportsCenter.”
ESPN also will air a new feature each day from July 17-19. NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, the Los Angeles Dodgers and ESPN itself will be the benefactors of those wishes with three other children.
All features will re-air multiple times on other editions of “SportsCenter” and will be available on ESPN.com. A series compilation airs on “SportsCenter” on Thursday, July 20.
Chris Connelly will host the award-winning series as he’s done since it began in 2006. “My Wish” is now in its 12th season.
ESPN’s “My Wish” series is in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in the United States that arranges experiences described as wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Prescott – who won NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors last season – also recently met with a 10-year-old fan whose father, a Mississippi deputy, was killed while responding to a domestic violence call on May 27. That interaction was not related to the “My Wish” series.
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