Raiders Help Grant Wish


Jailen Cooper poses for a photo with CB Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive backs coach Lionel Washington and safeties Michael Huff and Tyvon Branch. Photo by Tony Gonzales.

In conjunction with ESPN, The Oakland Raiders hosted Jailen Cooper and helped him fulfill his wish to meet the Silver and Black in person. Jailen was able to experience life as a Raider as Head Coach Tom Cable introduced him at the podium just off the practice field.

The 2010 Edition of* SportsCenter* 'My Wish' Series kicked off Sunday, July 18. Click here to watch Jailen's story.

"I got to tackle Darren McFadden and be on the field with all of the other players," Jailen said. "I think every game they'll remember me and do their best to win."

For the fifth straight year, ESPN will present its critically acclaimed SportsCenter's "My Wish" series, which chronicles sports-themed wishes granted to children with life-threatening medical conditions in collaboration with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 193,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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