Sam Jacobson, a 16-year-old lymphoma survivor, had his wish come true when he spent two days with the Capitals and his hockey hero, Alexander Ovechkin. The Make-a-Wish Foundation set up the experience for Jacobson, who played on his hockey team during his recovery from lymphoma.
He spent two days with the Capitals, starting with a tour of the practice facility and locker room on March 7 of last year. Jacobson was given had his own stall stocked with hockey equipment donated by Bauer. After suiting up, he ended the day by skating with Ovechkin, Karl Alzner, Jason Chimera, and other players after practice. On top of that, Sam attended two Caps home games and spent some time with Ovechkin after the games in the locker room.
Video of Jacobson’s experience is below the jump.
The two days were recorded by ESPN for SportsCenter’s annual “My Wish” series, which has also featured other MVP athletes fulfilling wishes such as LeBron James, Kyle Busch, DeSean Jackson, Rory McIlroy, and Mark Sanchez through the week-long series.