John Cena Breaks Make-A-Wish Foundation Record With 650 Wishes Granted
John Cena becomes the first celebrity to grant 650 wishes for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation, with no other star ever breaking the 300 mark.
John Cena has become the first celebrity to grant 650 wishes for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation.
The Peacemaker actor's accomplishment was shared on WWE's official Twitter account on Monday (June 19) as they celebrated Cena Month on social media.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation helps fulfill the wishes of children, between the ages of two-and-a-half and 18, who are battling critical illnesses.
Fellow WWE legend Hulk Hogan and NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr and Jeff Gordon have each granted more than 200 wishes but Cena is the first to ever made it past the 300-mark.
Cena granted his first wish in 2002 when he discovered the charity by accident.
In a 2019 People interview, Cena said, “My first Make-A-Wish, I was kind of shuffled — it wasn’t for me, I think the person wanted to meet another superstar.
“But the WWE does a great job of like, ‘Hey, there’s a Make-A-Wish kid in this room. Can you come say hello?’… So, we’re shuttled in and [I] said my hellos and took my pictures and then left. And they’re like, ‘Thank you, Make-A-Wish thanks you.’ I was like, ‘What is Make-A-Wish?’”
And when he was honoured for granting 500 wishes, Cena said, "I just drop everything. If I can offer a fantastic experience, I’ll be first in line to do my part.”
Earlier this month, Cena went viral for surprising Misha, a teenage superfan with Down syndrome who fled Ukraine amid Russia’s ongoing war.
"I've come a long way to see you. Very nice to see you. I've heard many things about you," Cena told Misha in a video shared by WWE. "Misha's ability to embrace persistence is extraordinary, those words, 'never give up'... they’re very powerful."