During training camp I wrote about Anna Schmidt, the little girl who got to meet Aaron Rodgers through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I think I got more emails about that post than any other training camp topic. Obviously, Anna's story touched many, many people throughout Packer Nation. So it's wonderful to learn that Anna's time with the Packers will be featured on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown (11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET)
A 13-year-old from Horicon, Wis., who received a heart transplant earlier this year, Anna attended a Packers practice in August through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She received all-pro treatment from the Packers – Anna got her own locker and jersey, hit the field with the team and Coach Mike McCarthy, posed for a “Lambeau Leap” and enjoyed lunch with her favorite players, Al Harris and Aaron Rodgers.
Emmy Award-winning reporter Chris Connelly, who hosts the annual SportsCenter “My Wish” series, interviews Anna and her family about her courageous recovery from a life-threatening heart condition and her adoration of the Packers.
I have no doubt this will be an extraordinarily touching feature.
Update: Here is the link to the ESPN video about Anna.
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