On June 18th Cena granted his unprecedented 300th wish for the Make-a-Wish Foundation for Jonny Littman, a 7 year old with a spinal condition.
Cena surprised Littman on the Today Show, coming out and giving him and his family tickets to the upcoming 1000th episode of Monday Night Raw.
Cena made a few comments on his role with Make-a-Wish:
“I truly give hats off to Make-A-Wish for keeping statistics. They had a nice little celebration for me at 200, and I humbly said we should do it at 1,000.”
“We’re just getting started.”
“I’m just flattered completely that I could be the wish.”
“I know this is the entertainment business and there will come a time when I’m not requested, but I’ll still be donating my time and money, I love what they do.”
According to the report from the AP, “The organization grants about 140 wishes per year between requests to meet WWE Superstars or attend its live shows. The tradition started in the early 1980s with Hulk Hogan being the most requested.”
This is a truly great story, not only because Cena has granted more wishes than any other celebrity, but because of the fact he likes doing it. You can tell he really wants to brighten the day of a sick child, and he’s not just doing it for P.R. reasons.
A lot of people don’t like John Cena the wrestler, but it’s tough to say something bad about John Cena the person.