Peyton Raterman is a two-sport athlete who loves racing remote-control cars, playing pranks on her family and friends and watching football.
On Jan. 17, Hyundai Hope On Wheels surprised Peyton and her mom, Kayla, with an incredible gift: Two tickets to the NFL’s “Big Game” in Minneapolis on Feb. 4. For Peyton, the game will be a welcome break from cancer treatment; last year, the 9-year-old was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, or bone cancer, located in her right leg.
“When we found out we got tickets, we were ecstatic,” Kayla said. Peyton is an energetic football fan, Kayla added. “She screams at the TV [when watching a game]. She doesn’t get up and jump up and down anymore, because she can’t do it, but she does scream at the TV.”
Peyton, who is being treated at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, will have limo transportation to and from the championship at U.S. Bank Stadium and the opportunity to attend several pre-game events on Saturday, Feb. 3. They’ll also be documenting the entire journey with a camera given to them by Hyundai Hope On Wheels.
Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a nonprofit, funds pediatric cancer research and raises awareness for childhood cancer. In recent years, the organization has given several research grants to University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital efforts. To follow Peyton's experience at the NFL championship on Sunday, head to Hyundai Hope On Wheel's website!