STANFORD, Calif. (KTVU) - A heart and cancer patient at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford had one of his dreams come true on Tuesday, when a visitor came by to see him at the hospital.
"My cousins got me into the Broncos and I've liked them ever since," said Alex Walter who dresses in Bronco gear from head to toe.
After enduring nine heart surgeries (including a heart transplant) and now undergoing cancer treatment, Alex Walter had one big wish: To meet a Denver Bronco in person.
The hospital posted his picture on its Facebook page along with a plea for a visit by a Bronco.
We asked Alex what he thought his chances were of getting his wish fulfilled. He didn't give it much of a chance. He thought the players would be too busy preparing for Sunday’s super bowl. Then just as our interview was wrapping up, Alex had a visitor.
It was Vernon Davis, the onetime 49er who is now a tight end for Alex's beloved Broncos.
"Gimme a hug man. Awesome," said Davis.
The wish was granted with an autographed Super Bowl football to go with it.
The two talked a little about quarterback Peyton Manning and a lot about cars.
"Do you have a Lamborghini?" Alex asked.
"No way," answered Davis.
"For me to be here, I know it means a lot to Alex, but it means a lot to me. I'll cherish this moment," said Davis.
"It feels great to meet him and for him to meet me. And for him to take the time out of practice is cool." said Alex.
It’s a happy moment for Alex to remember in sickness and in health. Now what he wants is a Broncos win this Super Bowl Sunday.