WWE superstar wrestler and entertainer John Cena set the new Guinness Worldwide record for most wishes granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the wake of meeting and granting over 600 wishes.
Cena initially granted his first wish through the establishment in 2002, three years after starting his expert wrestling career. Since then, he has never forgotten about the foundation and continues to this day on making a difference in the lives of those on the Make-A-Wish list. Totaling up to 650 wishes granted, Make-A-Wish said Cena is the most requested celeb and is the only one to have granted over 200 wishes starting from the establishment laid out in 1980.
You read that right, he is the – only one. It really puts into perspective his real-life character and makes you wonder what the rest of the other celebrities are doing. Are they just throwing money down the chute, or are they actually making a personal difference that will mean something to someone?
“If you ever need me for this ever, I don’t care what I’m doing, I will drop what I’m doing and be involved because I think that’s the coolest thing,” Cena said in a statement.
Cena granted the establishment’s 1,000th wish in 2012, as per a release from Guinness World Records. Make-A-Wish is a non-benefit association that attempts to satisfy the desires of kids ages 2 to 18 who have been determined to have critical illnesses and diseases, which incorporates assisting them with meeting superstars, going to events, or some of the time even giving gifts to other people they care for, love, and adore.
The 16-time world champion in wrestling has likewise been the face of WWE’s “Be a Star” (Show Tolerance And Respect) anti-bullying campaign. Which endeavors to encourage young people to treat each other with tolerance and respect through education and grassroots initiatives. Be a STAR first launched in 2011 when WWE held over 100 anti-bullying rallies which reached over 300,000 children globally. The program is still going strong and over 100,000 children from all over the U.S. and 100 countries have all taken the pledge to end bullying through the WWE’s Be a STAR program.
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Cena, whose athletic accomplishments incorporate coming out on top for the WWE Title 13 separate times and the World Heavyweight Title multiple times, normally brings along a title belt as he fulfills a child’s wish. Children who meet the superstar wrestler take photographs with him and once in a while are even offered the chance to get inside the ring ropes.
“I want them to have an experience that will stay with them to forever,” Cena said in 2015 after granting 500 wishes. “I don’t ever want the children or their families to be treated in a way where they feel as if they’re up against anything at all.”
In addition to his impressive wrestling career, he was also known for his “You can’t see me” slogan, and while the masses and fans might not be able to see him, the children at Make-A-Wish Foundation can, and not just once or twice, but hundreds upon hundreds of times.
Many are proud and tip their hats towards Cena. One user commented “That’s one record well worth recognition. Congratulations John.“ while another wrote, “It is nice that he does this so often – Not like other celebrities that do it once or twice with their full publicity team there to record it.”