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"Anna's Wish" To Appear On Sunday NFL Countdown

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"Anna's Wish" To Appear On Sunday NFL Countdown

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)

From Make-A-Wish:

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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Jimmy_z63's picture

Very cool story about some cool guys. They represent what is right with our team GO PACK GO

SpiderPack's picture

Any idea what time between 11 and 1pm the piece will air?

packeraaron's picture

None, but I'll try to find out.

packeraaron's picture

ESPN is saying this will air around 12:30pm est on Sunday.

SpiderPack's picture

Thank you very much. Hot Damn! that sounds like the primetime slot for the whole Countdown show. Nice. It'll be a rare "Disney family moment" watching ESPN.

Randy Roughton's picture

I'm not a Packers fan, but I just want to say I was really touched by this story. Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Packers earned a lot of respect from me for what they did for this little girl. Make-A-Wish is my favorite cause! Way to go, Packers!

Joe Bonfardine's picture

Awesome piece on Anna Schmidt on ESPN...There couldn't have been a dry eye for anybody that was watching the TV. Kudos to the Pack & ESPN!!!

Jean Groeneveld's picture

I missed the make-a-wish. Any chance it will air again wit Aaron Rodgers?

BGoodMT's picture

You can find Anna's wish video and a feature story on at Thanks for your support!

Bleed (Eagles) Green's picture

What a great story. Anna is a doll! A true inspiration. Sorry, Anna, but I'm an Eagles fan! Go Eagles!

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