Veteran diagnosed with ALS sees Super Bowl wish come true thanks to Rams, Dream Foundation

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- While the world watched the Super Bowl from their televisions, a veteran diagnosed with ALS and his family got the opportunity to see the game from inside SoFi Stadium.

His special day was made possible thanks to the Rams and a special organization, the Dream Foundation.

It was the biggest game of the year with the hometown Rams taking center stage. For Matt Blakeman, a veteran suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease, it was a dream come true.

He learned about his health condition shortly after joining the Army. Working with the Rams, the Dream Foundation found a way to get Blakeman and his family to the big game.

"Everybody has watched it in TV their entire lives and now to have been there and be in the presence of what was going on it was amazing," said Dylan Manry, Matt's dad.

For the Rams and the Dream Foundation, that is what it's all about.

"For us to be able to provide inspiration, comfort and closure to individuals and families when they are facing their toughest times is something that we are so privileged and happy to do," said Dream Foundation CEO Kisa Heyer.

"We've just been trying our best to make every moment count and make every moment that we get to spend with him special from this day forward," Dylan Manry said.

Correction: An earlier version of this report misstated Matt Blakeman's last name. The article has been updated.

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