12-year-old Christopher had been an avid baseball player before he was diagnosed with bone cancer. Following extensive treatments and even a leg amputation, Christopher’s cancer was still advancing. His hospice team knew that he had a birthday coming up and asked for how they could help him to celebrate.Like many boys his age Christopher dreamed about two things: Selena Gomez and Angels baseball.
The Southern California Hospice Foundation went to work and arranged for a treat that would exceed Christopher’s wildest imaginings. First a limousine transported Christopher, his mother, sister, and best friend to Hollywood to meet Selena Gomez in person. Just a few days later, Angels baseball treated Christopher and his family to a VIP excursion at the park: time in the press box, a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium, and time on the field with the players pre-game.
In loving memory of Christopher – April 20, 2000 – July 14, 2012
To read more about Christopher’s dreams come true, see our 2012 annual report.