5 Wishes are about to come true at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
As an official sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, Kia Motors Corporation is making some very special surprises happen with the help of Make-A-Wish® International.
Five children, who were selected from global Make-A-Wish International’s affiliates based on their love of football, will travel to Brazil to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. Wish children Aidan (age 14, Australia), Fausto (age 11, Mexico), Nathan (age 10, Brazil), Yuri (age 9, Brazil), and Bruno (age 11, Brazil) will make appearances beginning with a group stage match on June 23rd through to the semi-final match on July 8th.
Aidan, 14, is battling cystic fibrosis. His most cherished wish is to attend the World Cup, and thanks to Make-A-Wish and Kia Motors, Aidan was given the surprise of a lifetime when informed that his wish to go to the World Cup would soon become a reality. Aidan will travel to Brazil to see the group stage match between Australia and Spain. (Click on the following link to view Aidan’s special surprise moment: http://youtu.be/XL19Ku6QSKY).
In addition, Kia Motors Corporation donated US$100,000 to Make-A-Wish donation. “We are so grateful to have been chosen by Kia Motors as their charity of choice for the 2014 FIFA World CupTM . Their continued support of our wish children through the Kia Mascot Friends Program helps make wishes a reality for our wish children around the globe who have chosen their most cherished wish based on their passion for football,” said Jon Stettner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish International. “When children with life-threatening medical conditions have their one true wish fulfilled, it fuels their confidence and determination as they battle their life-threatening medical conditions. Kia Motors support will give these five wish children and their families a life-changing experience in Brazil – one that will last a lifetime.”