After 2 Heart Surgeries, It Was Her Wish to Meet Patrick Mahomes. And She Threw a Cannon to Travis Kelce

Published 10/30/2023, 9:10 PM EDT

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The best friends of the NFL community, Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, are making headlines once again due to a resurfaced video. After the tragic loss to the Denver Broncos in Colorado, the Kansas City Chiefs players might not have wanted to be in the spotlight. However, the Chiefs QB and TE gained the limelight because of being involved in a precious moment.

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Fulfilling the heartfelt wish of a young girl, the two footballers made the anticipated dream of hers come true. Battling a life-threatening disease, the little Chiefs fan could be seen showing her strength even during the meet-up with her favorites. The Chiefs’ teammates seemed to be gaining love and admiration all around for granting the wish of the young fan.

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Last year, Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce granted a wish to a 12-year-old girl from California. Myka Eilers, who was diagnosed with heart disease, and pulmonary stenosis, and required two open-heart surgeries for the same, had a special wish for the Chiefs QB and TE. Eilers is a Mahomies, and hence after the surgeries, she got the opportunity to meet Mahomes and Kelce, via ESPN’s “My Wish” series.

Recently, on X, the young football enthusiast reshared the video, highlighting her continuous love for Mahomes and Kelce. Captioning the tweet, “My heart, thank you,” Myka expressed her gratefulness for the kind behavior shown to her by the athletes, drawing out a post of appreciation from her.

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During their meetup, the young girl got a chance to throw a cannon to the 2x Super Bowl champs. Before throwing the ball, Kelce in the video could be seen directing and motivating the young girl. She then later threw the pass, probably for Mahomes to catch, but was caught by the star catcher Kelce.

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Eilers threw multiple passes to Kelce and then sat with the duo to watch their 2021 AFC Divisional touchdown pass. The young fan was also gifted the Chiefs’ personalized jersey when she appeared at Arrowhead Stadium’s practice field before her meetup with her favorites. That day was special for the little girl, who experienced such memorable events during her meetup.

The whole day was like magic for Myka Eilers!

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During her meetup, Myka Eilers had a lot of chats with Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce. The athletes even ended the day for the little girl with a photo session. Not only this, before the meetup with her favorite stars, Eilers got a chance to meet the Chiefs mascot KC Wolf, who traveled to Yorba Linda to surprise the Eilers family.

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He visited her home to help her fulfill her dreams, giving her a note that she was going to fly to meet Mahomes at Arrowhead. The note read, “Our friends at Make-A-Wish told us that Patrick Mahomes is your favorite player and that you want to break down the barriers to become the first female to play in the NFL. We thought you might see what we can do to make those dreams come true. Can’t wait to see you in Kansas City. Go Chiefs!

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And just three days later, she met the players. Eilers has advanced in her career, becoming the quarterback for her flag football team in California. She also dreams of becoming the first female QB of the NFL, as revealed by her in the note itself. The meet-up between the three surely warms the heart and shows the value the footballers hold for their fans.

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Bhwya Sriya is an NFL Writer at EssentiallySports. With a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Bhwya has a strong footset in the world of content creation. Having authored over 600 articles at ES, she has found a way to amalgamate her love for sports with her creativity.
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