Video: Matt Ryan helps Make-A-Wish; ready for camp


WSB-TV’S Zach Klein interviews Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan at the Make-A-Wish event on Tuesday.

Ryan helped Make-A-Wish Georgia launch their special fundraising campaign, ‘Wishes Can’t Wait’ on Tuesday.

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Currently, there are over 620 children in Georgia waiting for their wish to be granted — each child having been pre-qualified with a terminal or life-threatening disease or condition.

From 2009-2011, decreasing revenue, increasing referral numbers, and substantially growing wish costs have created the “perfect storm” for delaying hundreds of wishes.

Make-A-Wish Georgia is seeking to raise $2.5 million to apply directly toward wish granting, such that the current waiting period, of up to two years, can be reduced.

The organization will be bringing together Atlanta area philanthropists and celebrities, in a private launch celebration hosted by Coy Wire, (formerly of the Falcons and current Make-A-Wish Georgia Board Member) in an effort to share information about the Campaign and garner support.

Ryan, and his lovely wife Sarah, will have the opportunity to share their passion for Make-A-Wish with guests in this intimate setting.

16 comments Add your comment

SeenThisB4

July 18th, 2012
1:26 pm

Michael M.

July 18th, 2012
1:44 pm

The first two comments prove just what kind of intelligence is out there in Bountyland…………………….way to go Matt,inspiring indeed!

Rick

July 18th, 2012
1:47 pm

JSS

July 18th, 2012
1:51 pm

And what exactly did you prove with your comment Michael M? Crickets…

Another highjacked Falcons blog!

My best to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in their efforts…

Michael M.

July 18th, 2012
1:59 pm

Whatever floats your toy boat JSS………………..

Mr. Swamp Man

July 18th, 2012
2:05 pm

who dun deleat mah coment

SeenThisB4

July 18th, 2012
2:08 pm

“Currently, there are over 620 children in Georgia waiting for their wish to be granted — each child having been pre-qualified with a terminal or life-threatening disease or condition.”

That’s a REAL sobering stat.

Makes all the banter between us even less meaningful than what it already is. Make-a-Wish Foundation has similiar campaigns and contributions in Louisiana and across the country. Hats off to them, and those who support their efforts across the entire country.

SeenThisB4

July 18th, 2012
3:00 pm

If Matty Melt was a better QB he would be counting his cash like Brees instead of dong charity work for free. Idiot.

Drew Brees was awful his first 4 years in the NFL

July 18th, 2012
3:14 pm

Drew Brees finally got it together after years of very poor play.

SirReal

July 18th, 2012
4:05 pm

@SeenThisB4 Hey man. I gotta agree with you about that stat. It truly is and at the end of the day all of this banter means nothing in comparison to situations these children face. I have to say that I truly respect your comment and you as a person for that one……NOW……you just had to go and mess it up didnt ya though.lol ;) Your comment right after that made no sense at all.lol Who cares about your precious Brees-us?lol He just broke your team’s bank and you guys are now in a Peyton Manning-esque situation. I wish no man harm but if No. 9 goes down….so does your whole organization….remember that from now on, you guys are unfortunately just one play away….yikes.

Rick

July 18th, 2012
5:03 pm

“Seen” you go and show class and then go right back and muck it up…….

SeenThisB4

July 18th, 2012
7:33 pm

That’s simply explained, right Rick? You’re posing as me.

Firsttimer

July 18th, 2012
7:40 pm

It is inspiring to see the Falcons players contributing to charitable work during the off season…as compared to other players throughout the league being arrested for one crime or another. Class organizations start with ownership.

Esquire

July 18th, 2012
8:58 pm

Seen, you should have stuck with defer…………too bad you think you belong here.

Mitch (the one in Rome)

July 19th, 2012
7:22 am

Huge fan of MAW foundation. They brought a kid to the facility a few years back and Matt had some time with the child who wanted to meet him. I’m sure it gripped him like it does me and others. Great foundation and great cause to help terminal kids have a good time and put some of the suffering behind them for a little while.

Good work Matt Ryan!

Mikey

July 19th, 2012
7:58 am

What a class guy and what a great cause! This guy is indeed someone whom I enjoy representing our fine city. It will be nice to be known as a bunch of mature professionals who also happen to lead the NFL in their on-field performance. I’ve been very impressed thus far and am looking forward to continued improvement this year. That seems to be the program with this high class organization. Way to go Mr. Blank and Smitty. You are building a dynasty. GO FALCONS!