Paralyzed teen gets his wish to meet the Patriots granted

BOSTON (WHDH) - A Patriots fan from South Carolina got the opportunity of a lifetime thanks to a dream granting organization.

Christian Wylie, 19, of Chester South Carolina, was an active teenager with his eyes on the future.

But everything changed in 2017, when Wylie suffered a spinal cord injury while swimming that left him paralyzed and reliant on a wheelchair, tracheostomy and ventilator.

A year later, Wylie is doing his best to figure out his “new normal.”

Dream On 3, a sports-focused, dream-granting organization thought they could help with that.

So, they partnered with the New England Patriots to give Wylie a day he will never forget.

“They are a powerhouse team and I like that,” Wylie said of the Patriots.

On Sunday morning, he got the VIP experience and attended a Pats training camp, met his favorite players, and take a tour of Gillette Stadium.

“It’s going to be an amazing experience.”

The surprise trip also included a tour of Fenway Park, where he will later attend the concert of legendary rock bands, Journey & Def Leppard and a stay at the Ritz.

Wylie said, “I feel like every day, I don’t need to feel down so, most of the time I am doing alright.”

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