Caleb Foarde had one wish: to become a Buffalo Bill. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the two-time cancer survivor flew from Central Florida in June and made his way to Orchard Park.
ESPN's latest installment in their "My Wish" will air Wednesday, July 19, showcasing an experience which Caleb said he would never forget.
The 20-year-old was diagnosed with brain cancer three years ago and regularly receives chemotherapy treatment. After the initial cancer detection, Caleb made sure to be there for his family just as much as they were there for him.
"I was trying to comfort my mom and just tell her that, you know, it's going to be okay," Caleb said in an interview with WFTV.
Despite battling the illness, Caleb served as a mentor to children going through similar experiences. In April, Caleb announced that, for the second time in his life, he was cancer free.
Riley Huet, one of Caleb's friends with whom he bonded over their diagnoses, made the special announcement — aired on ESPN — that the biggest Bills fan in Florida would be headed north.
On June 6, Caleb signed a one-day contract with the Bills, and his day with the team began.
Caleb got to meet some of his favorite players, including quarterback Josh Allen, and practiced with the Bills, donning a No. 1 jersey and calling plays for the offense. Caleb was even given a spot in the Bills' locker room.
The 'My Wish' series on ESPN will provide an in-depth look into Caleb's powerful story and his day in Orchard Park. Emmy-award winning reporter Chris Connelly brought the story to life and will provide a full recap of Caleb's day as a Buffalo Bill.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation specializes in inspiring kids with critical illnesses by fulfilling life-changing wishes — such as becoming a member of an NFL team. Their work is financed in part through individual donations.
Caleb's three-year battle with brain cancer has presented plenty of challenges, but his love for the Buffalo Bills has helped him stay positive along the way. Check out the best photos from Caleb's My Wish visit in June. His feature will air on ESPN's 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter on Wednesday, July 19.
For Caleb, his experience as a member of the Bills further motivated him to continue serving others.
"I think God gives tough battles to strong warriors and I think I'm strong enough to take this, and I want to give back," Caleb said.
The feature will air Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET on SportsCenter.