NFL Fan Is Granted His Dying Wish
NFL Fan Is Granted His Dying Wish, Danny Weber knows Sunday’s game will be special because it “will be the last one I ever see.” Colts fan gets his dying wish: Special access to this Sunday’s game, Danny Webber, a terminally ill 74-year-old man from the Indianapolis area, has asked for and received a simple last wish: Tickets to this Sunday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Webber, who is suffering from prostate cancer that has spread to his lungs and spleen, will attend the game at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium through Heritage House, the senior community where he lives in Greensburg, Ind. Heritage House’s dietary manager got the tickets through people she knows at a local bank.
Webber was able to speak with Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star about what the game would mean to him.
“This one will be very special …” Webber said in a Thursday phone interview.
His voice cracked with emotion as he tried to finish the sentence.
“… because this will be the last one I ever see.”
The Colts were told of Webber’s wish on Friday, and they quickly moved to make his experience better. He will not sit in the 500 level as was originally planned — now, he will have pregame sideline access and VIP status in the club lounge. Webber and his companions will also have some of the best seats in the house for the game.