Gane’s Make-a-Wish Granted

From UCLA:

UCLA second-year freshman walk-on tight end Luke Gane is about to get his wish.

On Wednesday, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gane will fly to Denver to meet Bronco quarterback Tim Tebow, a wish he had three years ago when he missed his junior season at Edison High while battling aplastic anemia.

When reached earlier today, Gane said the Foundation called his house on Monday to let his family know Luke’s wish had been granted.

Why Tebow? “I look up to him as a player and as a Christian,” said Gane. “I admire his drive and he is a great example for Christian athletes. I like the fact that he puts God before everything in his life. I am excited to meet him.”

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  • mindshed

    Excuse my ignorance, but I was always under the impression that the make a wish foundation aimed at granting wishes of terminally ill children and teens? It seems strange to me that this wish is being granted up to 4 years “after the fact” so the speak. Is he still in a life threatening situation?

  • seattlebrewin

    Well I guess the question to that would be….is there a cure for aplastic anemia?

  • Bob

    I want to hang with Tebow. People have accused me of being sick. Well maybe its more like disturb. Possibly bordering on mentally touched. Whatever! Unleash the Tebow.

  • Coach Thom

    Bob…please go back to wearesc, where your wit will be duly noted and appreciated. What you’ve written is in appalling taste. And, seattlebrewin, if you Google aplastic anemia you’ll learn all about it.


    Coach Thom- Coach ’em up buddy! People these day.SMH

  • Tim

    Thanks for the report, Jon. As an Edison graduate, I know all about the Luke Gane story and what his illness has meant to the community.

  • ucla-of-the-rockies

    hey mindshed:
    u need to be taken out to the woodshed for that comment.

  • Anonymous

    why? i wondered the same thing that woodshed mentioned.

    Is Luke terminally ill? I dont think so if he’s playing football.

  • BruinEric

    Make-a-Wish is for kids who face life-threatening medical conditions.

    Often times these kids are on the road to stability or even long-term recovery when they have their wish event. Sometimes kids are almost at death when they have their event, and those times are the ones most identified with Make-a-Wish by those blessed never to have received benefits from the organization.

    The Make-a-Wish foundation establishes eligibility by working with the medical team when there might be questions. So they make their own conclusion on eligibility on how to allocate their funds and comply with their mission statement.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t mean to be insensitive, but this is a football player at one of the top universities in the country and has survived his illness. I dont think it would be farfetched to think that this young man will come in contact with many future NFL’ers.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, whats the Word on stan hasiak leaving the program ?