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Buffalo teen fulfills dream after attending Super Bowl LIV with Make-A-Wish

Posted at 6:12 PM, Feb 04, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo high schooler was in Miami over the weekend for Super Bowl LIV with 18 other wish kids from across the country and Canada through Make-A-Wish.

Jemar, 16, absolutely loves football and was excited to head down to the big game with his mom. He is cancer free after undergoing 36 rounds of radiation and 4 rounds of chemo to treat a rare nasal passage cancer that impacts his brain.

Jemar says being able to take his mom to Miami for the game was a dream come true. Although he is a die-hard New England Patriots fan, he rooted for the Kansas City Chiefs and was excited to see them win.

Jemar and his mom.

While in Miami, Jemar, his mom and the other wish families experienced a private, behind-the scenes tour of Hard Rock Stadium, spent time with NFL players, attended the NFL Honors event, among other things.

The non-profit has sent more than 250 wish kids to the Super Bowl since 1982 and sent a record number this year on its 40th anniversary.

He is the only wish child from Western New York who went on this trip.