CD 105.9 radiothon benefits Make-A-Wish

Posted at 1:04 PM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 14:04:32-05

It's the 10th annual CD 105.9 Make-A-Wish Radiothon and it helps kids like Nathan Michaels whose determination to beat cancer helped him hit a homerun for his health.

To say Michaels is a huge baseball fan is an understatement.

“One of our goals is to see every baseball stadium…and I have over like 2,000 baseball cards,” he said.

And last year Michaels also found out he had  Stage 3 Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

“I was hunting and I was walking up hills and went to scratch my neck, there was a bump that was three or four inches off my shoulder.”

That's when Make-A-Wish jumped in.

Michaels didn't get to see every baseball stadium - but got to meet some of the best players in the MLB at the July All-Star Game.

“At first I was really nervous, cause you see all these guys and they are way bigger in person,” said Michaels.

That's why CD 105.9 wants to help kids like Michaels by raising money for Make-A-Wish, this is their 10th year teaming up.

“We’ve raised over $320,000 raised for kids in Nebraska, over 600 kids have gotten their wishes granted just for CD 105.9 and the donors and the listeners coming and making it happen,” said Make-A-Wish NE President Brigette Young.

And with it, Michaels’ mom said it helps kids set goals.

“I think that Make-A-Wish was something to look forward to,” said Angie Michaels.

Her son went through 56 rounds of chemotherapy and is now cancer-free. Both she and her son have a message for kids and their parents going through the same thing.

“Trust, they're going to come through, you got to go through a lot of yuck, you've got to see your child, uncomfortable and hooked up to stuff and just know that’s the road to health,” said Angie Michaels.

For her son, whose faith helped him through, he believes you also have to trust your doctors.

“You should take it head on and trust in people,” he concluded.

Call 402.933.0029 and make your donation.