I am always amazed by the generosity of our supporters. So many people have stepped forward to make a difference to Hope For The Warriors® and to the service members we assist. The rest of my Super Bowl story surrounds someone who has been a longtime supporter.
As I stated in the last blog, Jim McMahon invited Kyle Moser and his family to join him in Indianapolis. But really, a trip to this city would not be complete without going to the Big Game! So, Hope For The Warriors® set out to make that possible.
Fortunately, two separate people stepped forward and donated two tickets each. Two tickets in ADA seating for Kyle and his wife Alex and two separate tickets for Kyle's supportive father and stepfather.
And then there was Jim!
Jim Buckley was in the city, working with the Giants in the area of security. I had met him earlier in the day and he hoped to meet Kyle. Later, we were near his hotel so I sent him a quick text. His response was to come by, he wanted to introduce Kyle to someone and give him a New York Giants cap. Seemed like a short but fun stop to make.
|Jim greets the Mosers.|
|Kyle and Alex meets many players.|
|With owner Mara and general manager Reese.|
At some point, one of the players invited us to the private party. And so that is how it came to be that Kyle, his beautiful wife, his father, stepfather and an overwhelmed PR Director from Hope For The Warriors® ended up surrounded by a group of very large football players. WOW!
|Kenny Phillips invites us to a private party.|
|Our combat veterans meet.|
|Each person holds their "Golden Ticket."|
|Alex and Kyle wait for the game to begin.|
|The Great Search is complete.|
Kyle finds the jersey.
Maybe I should have just posted photos and titled this blog "Kyle's Smile Says it All."