Hockey Fan from Martinez Signed to One Day Contract with San Jose Sharks

March 19, 2014 23:25 pm · 21 comments

This is wonderful. A young San Jose Sharks fan with a life-threatening heart condition got his wish granted through the make-a-wish foundation this week.

Sam Tageson, a Martinez resident and College Park High School student, was signed to a one-day contract with the Sharks in order to fulfill his wish.

For the rest of the story, please watch the video, it’s very touching.

1 Kathy March 20, 2014 at 6:46 AM

My daughter was his wish grantor.She said it was amazing and he was so thrilled! Go Make-A-Wish!!

2 JET March 20, 2014 at 6:56 AM

That was incredible, way to go Sam!! What a wonderful experience for a great kid!

3 Clayton Pete March 20, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Saw this on the news yesterday. Great story. I wish this kid all of the best.

4 The yellow ranger March 20, 2014 at 8:47 AM

That choked me up. Good stuff!

5 Chester E. Kitty March 20, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Wow! I really should not have watched this while at work … where is the Kleenex???!!! Super story!! I wish Sam the best!!!

6 Anon March 20, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Amazing! Love hearing about wonderful stories

7 Idiocracy March 20, 2014 at 10:36 AM

I was at the game, very nice of the Sharks to do this. We all gave him a good cheer!

8 PH Res March 20, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Awesome Sharks! Way to be classy!

9 Spartan Dad March 20, 2014 at 10:58 AM


10 Cowellian March 20, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Pretty cool!

11 NoMoreFreeRide March 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

If that doesn’t make you cry nothing will!

12 Craig Cannon March 20, 2014 at 2:47 PM

My Son See’s him doing good things at School Also, like helping out the Lunch Crew. Good To See People Care. Make a Wish Works, but only Because of People That Care. Nice!

13 Bay point guy March 20, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Made me want to cry too..

14 Bay point girl March 20, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Was lucky enough to go to that game and it was amazing. Sharks and their fans are the best…. the whole place stood up…

15 Mtz Guy March 20, 2014 at 9:57 PM

What a great thing for this young guy to experience; a dream come true for Sam. Kudos for all involved for this individual. Life is good.

16 MrDioji March 20, 2014 at 11:11 PM

They just highlighted this during the Flyers game. Very cool. You could tell that he definitely appreciated it!

17 Smiley Face Overload!!!! March 21, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Spartan dad – Don’t think we need to, it appears you are already choking on one.

18 MsPeach March 21, 2014 at 10:53 AM

What a wonderful contribution from the Make-A-Wish foundation.! Well done!

19 RanchgirlCA March 21, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Heard about this. Awesome!!

20 batman March 21, 2014 at 12:43 PM


21 LOVE Make-A-Wish March 21, 2014 at 2:43 PM

My family and I have experienced a Make-A-Wish trip with a child recipient and her extended family. The child– who has since passed away –was treated like a princess throughout her trip to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. I can’t say enough good things about the entire process including travel plans for our group of approximately 14 people. Make-A-Wish is a first class organization.

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