For several years, ESPN has been profiling children with life-threatening medical conditions and granting them sports-themed wishes in collaboration with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. These profiles are featured on the "My Wish" segments on ESPN's Emmy-winning SportsCenter.
Last week, the series featured Brett Lisikatos, a teenager in upstate New York, diagnosed with stage 1 rhabdomyosarcoma and now in remission. The program chronicles Brett's challenging treatment and the support he received from his family and friends. ESPN then offered Brett a chance to meet his hero, motocross racer and X Games gold medalist Travis Pastrana, and receive lessons in extreme motorsports. They shared experiences of adversity, determination and perseverance.