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.

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!!

JET March 20, 2014 at 6:56 AM

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

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.

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

That choked me up. Good stuff!

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!!!

Anon March 20, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Amazing! Love hearing about wonderful stories

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!

PH Res March 20, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Awesome Sharks! Way to be classy!

Spartan Dad March 20, 2014 at 10:58 AM


Cowellian March 20, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Pretty cool!

NoMoreFreeRide March 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

If that doesn’t make you cry nothing will!

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!

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

Made me want to cry too..

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…

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.

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!

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.

MsPeach March 21, 2014 at 10:53 AM

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

RanchgirlCA March 21, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Heard about this. Awesome!!

batman March 21, 2014 at 12:43 PM


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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