We’re excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at ESPN.
For the second year in a row, we’re bringing our viewers “Mi Deseo” or “My Wish,” a four-part series that highlights the stories of Latino children with life-threatening medical conditions and their sports wishes, on ESPN Deportes, ESPN and ESPNDeportes.com. In partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, “”Mi Deseo” aligns children with top teams and athletes, including New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp.
This past Sunday, producer Tina Cerbone’s “Mi Deseo” segment featured tennis standout Roger Federer and 17-year-old Beatriz Tenoco. Coordinating Producer Ursula Pfeiffer’s segment will feature 11-year-old Arturo Robledo—who met members of Argentina soccer power River Plate—and Lizette Castaneda also contributed to the creation of the remaining“Mi Deseo” vignettes.
ESPN Front Row‘s Kimberly Jarvis recently interviewed Ursula and Lizette. They shared their thoughts on producing the series.
Editor’s note:ESPN celebrates 25 years of Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting the contributions of Latinos in sports. For coverage in English from September 15 to October 15, click here. For coverage in Spanish, visit ESPNDeportes.com.