- On Sunday, September 13, 49ers Wish presented by Brocade partnered with Make-A-Wish and the Tyler Robinson Foundation to create an extra special wish fulfilment.*
On Sunday, September 13, 49ers Wish presented by Brocade partnered with Make-A-Wish and the Tyler Robinson Foundation to create an extra special wish fulfilment for 15-year old Anyssa. In addition to meeting her favorite football team and passing through the same tunnel the 49ers run through on game day, Anyssa, who battled Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, was presented with a $10,000 check on behalf of the Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF).
The mission of TRF is to strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by providing hope, information, and relief through financial services, caring volunteers, and monetary grants. The Tyler Robinson Foundation is donating $10,000 to 10 families battling pediatric cancer as they make their road trip from Canada to Mexico, this season.
Anyssa was recipient number six.
"I can't describe it," said Anyssa of her wish fulfilment and check presentation. "Overjoyed, happy, speechless."
"We wanted to do an awareness campaign that reflected action," said Jesse Robinson, Grants Director of TRF. "We've just had the most incredible time, honestly."
"I think we all would unanimously say this has been the best surprise we have done," said Robinson.
Anyssa and the team snap a 49ers selfie.
Anyssa, who goes to her grandmother's house every Sunday to watch the 49ers play, was led by the players to the center of the huddle before the end of practice. To mark to conclusion of practice, she led the huddle with a cheer, selfie stick in tow. San Francisco 49ers S Eric Reid coordinated a 49ers selfie with Anyssa and snapped photos with her and the team.
After the photo, QB Colin Kaepernick signed Anyssa's 49ers-branded cell phone case.
Anyssa receives a hug from one of her favorites, QB Colin Kaepernick
With her infectious smile on full display, Anyssa ended her day at Levi's® Stadium with lunch in the same cafeteria where the 49ers dine.
"Anyssa has done just as much for our team that we hope to do for her," said Maggie Cuneo, Senior Coordinator of Community Relations for the 49ers. "We just hope that she remembers that she's the real hero here today."