Casey was visiting a specialist for a wrestling-related calf injury when the doctor found something unexpected: Casey had a cancerous tumor in his calf. He was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a malignant cancer of the bones and soft tissues. Casey was treated with 14 rounds of chemotherapy and 35 days of radiation therapy. In the end, the doctors removed the tumor and Casey was hospitalized for some time.
Casey’s wish was to visit his older brother who lives in Sacramento, California. While he was out there, Casey and his brother, David, enjoyed a range of great activities including a trip to the Sacramento Zoo, a gondola ride up a mountain, a helicopter tour of Lake Tahoe and even a Lakers game! Though Casey loved everything he experienced, the greatest part of the whole trip was the time he got to spend with David. It really was a wish-come-true.