Alex's Wish Comes True

Alex McMahon is fighting acute lymphoid leukemia, which is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

He is a huge Raiders fan. Despite living in Colorado, the seven year old loves the Silver and Black.

Alex's wish was to meet his favorite player, FB Marcel Reece. Today, the Raiders and Make A Wish – Greater Bay Area Chapter made his wish come true.

Alex McMahon, fighting leukemia, spent the day at Raiders HQ and had his wish come true when he met FB Marcel Reece.

The young member of Raider Nation took a tour of the facility and saw a locker made up just for him. He was surprised by CB Taiwan Jones, LB Nick Roach and WR Seth Roberts who made sure to sign autographs and pose for pictures. Alex and his family then made their way out to practice where they were able to watch the Raiders put their finishing touches on preparation for the San Francisco 49ers.

The best was yet to come.

As practice came to a close, Alex was asked into the huddle, where Head Coach Tony Sparano introduced him to the team. Alex then had the honor of breaking down the huddle. Reece lifted him onto his shoulders and Alex broke it down with a big Raiders cheer.

All of the players made sure to give Alex a high-five, autograph his football and wish him luck as he continues his battle with leukemia.

Reece waited his turn so he could spend quality time with Alex. They posed for pictures together and walked hand-in-hand off the field.

Alex was all smiles. The team could tell that his wish came true.

His journey will continue Sunday when he watches pre-game warm-ups from the sideline.

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