John Cena Holds Guinness Record for Most Make-A-Wish Foundation Wishes Granted

How about a little positive spin on today’s news headline? This feel-good story is so wholesome we couldn’t resist talking about it! John Cena now holds the Guinness World Record for most Make-A-Wish Foundation wishes granted. He has now fulfilled 650 wishes of children wanting to meet him, and he’s reportedly one of the most requested celebrities in the foundation.

John Cena and his history with Make-A-Wish

This pro-wrestler seemingly has a heart of gold as the foundation reports Cena has met with 650 kids and made their wishes come true. He reportedly first worked with the Make-A-Wish foundation in 2002, and 10 years later, he was the foundation’s 1,00th wish! Mr. Cena has genuinely been a big part of the Make-A-Wish foundation, and we celebrate a new record 20 years after his first appearance with them!

Guinness reports that Cena is the most requested celebrity in their program. Make-A-Wish has granted many wishes over the 42 years of its career. However, they say no other star has granted more than 200 wishes to them. John Cena is currently clocking in at 650 wishes which is incredible!

What is The Make-A-Wish Foundation?

Make-A-Wish is a well-known program that works with critically ill children aged 2-18. The program gives these children a small glimmer of hope and happiness as they battle with the unthinkable. The non-profit is based in Arizona, but they grant wishes to kids across the United States. The organization was established in 1980, and its entire purpose here has always been to give families and children a sigh of relief amid some callous times.

Why is This Program so Important to John Cena?

He told The Hollywood Reporter, “I want them to have an experience that will stay with them forever.” in 2015, Cena was honored for granting 500 wishes; during an interview at that time, he said, “If I can offer a fantastic experience, I’ll be the first in line to do my part.” Despite his tough exterior persona, Cena seemingly has a rare heart in this generation. It’s truly a breath of fresh air to find someone so willing to help in times of need and desperation.

John Cena Spoke About the Foundation on The Drew Barrymore Show

John Cena made an appearance on the Drew Barrymore show in January, and when asked about the foundation, he had a few things to say. He went on to say, “Make-A-Wish’s list is enormous, and they literally will do anything you want. ‘I want to kick it with John Cena and see him wrestle’ is the coolest thing I’ve heard.

If he Loves Kids so Much, Why isn’t he a Father?

Cena became vulnerable with us and shared why he felt fatherhood wasn’t best for him at this time. Drew Barrymore commented on her show about how he would be “kind of the world’s greatest father.” Cena explained that he’s busy with life now and is focusing on being the “best” husband to his wife, Shay Shariatzadeh. He feels he is already doing as much as he can and doesn’t think he has the time to fully be there for a child. Maybe someday in the future, he will be ready.. needless to say, he probably will be “the world’s greatest dad,” as Drew Barrymore would say.

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