MERTON (WITI) -- A young Seattle Seahawks fan from Merton is back from the Super Bowl, and talking about his experience!
Eight-year-old Brayden Ramus, a Make-a-Wish recipient, started out his whirlwind adventure on December 2nd, 2013 by delivering the game ball at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
The family flew to Washington to meet Seahawks quarterback and former Badger Russell Wilson.
“To say unbelievable doesn’t even quantify what it was,” said Brayden’s mom, Michelle Ramus. “He had a smile, literally, from ear to ear the whole time.”
The young leukemia survivor got to take pictures with Wilson and the entire Seahawks team. Brayden’s favorite moment, however, came when Wilson invited the boy to accompany him off the field.
“I had no idea I was going to go into the locker room,” said Brayden, who brought home six footballs, two pairs of gloves, Wilson’s shoes and countless autographs after the trip.
Each child receives only one wish through the Make-a-Wish program, and the family says the experience exceeded Brayden’s wildest dreams.
A phone call on Sunday, January 26th offered Brayden another once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when Russell Wilson called the boy personally to offer him four tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII.
The Super Bowl tickets were donated by the Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington, and the Seattle Seahawks.
The family returned home on Tuesday night, February 4th. They were stuck out east due to the weather.
Upon their arrival back home, Brayden talked about the trip.
"New York, it was busy! But the Super Bowl was really cool. I'll probably never get to do it again, and it was just amazing," Brayden said.