Xai's Dream

Meet Xai

Meet Xai! An outgoing, kind, and enthusiastic young man from Greeley, CO whose positive attitude and perseverance is inspirational to all who meet him.

In 2019, Xai started experiencing excruciating stomach pains, aching joints, and extreme fatigue. After months of tests, he was diagnosed with a severe case of Chron’s Disease. He now visits the hospital every 3-4 weeks to receive transfusions to help mitigate his symptoms, but with the severity of his condition, Xai will need to continue doing this for the rest of his life.

Xai’s diagnosis has cut his baseball playing days short, but he continues to stay involved with the game as an umpire to celebrate the sport he’s loved since he was 3 years old. He also aspires to be a sports broadcaster when he grows up!

The only thing Xai may love more than playing the game of baseball itself is cheering on his beloved Colorado Rockies. Self-described as “coming out of the womb in a Rockies jersey,” Xai loves following his hometown team year-round. He even schedules his transfusion appointments around the Rockies’ schedule so he doesn’t have to miss a game!

Xai would love to meet his heroes who play on the Rockies in person, and his ultimate sports Dream would be to throw out the first pitch during a game at Coors Field!

Xai's Dream

To kick off his Dream, Xai was surprised at his house and told his Dream of being a VIP at a Colorado Rockies game is coming true. With family and friends surrounding him, he made his way to the limo from Two Brothers Transportation to let the fun begin!

While wearing his very own gifted custom jersey & a big smile, Xai and his family made their way to Elway’s Downtown to enjoy a wonderful lunch. As they arrived, staff from the restaurant & The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, awaited Xai with a welcome party to cheer him on. The team enjoyed an incredible steak lunch in the private executive room, donated entirely by Elways Downtown. After enjoying lunch and spending some quality time together, the crew headed over to The Rally Hotel where Xai was surprised with a decorated Colorado Rockies themed room!

After an epic rooftop photoshoot at the hotel, it was time to head over to Coors Field. Xai was introduced to the baseball operations team, which left him starstruck. He loved learning about the behind the scenes of baseball. The fun continued with going down to the field for batting practice where Xai met every single player on the Rockies team! Xai’s endearing personality caused the players to be equally excited to meet him, as he was to meet them!

His favorite player, Ezequiel Tovar, gifted Xai a game used bat! He spent some time chatting with the players and head coach and was gifted another game used bat from Nolan Jones! As game time approached, Xai was taken to the press box where he got to turn on the famous fountains at Coors Field. He was then surprised by enjoying the game from his very own suite! Xai cheered on the Rockies through every inning. The owner of the popular cookies Hall & Worth, gifted the crew plenty of cookies to indulge on, and even came over to meet Xai, which helped make the night extra sweet.

The night ended with plenty of smiles, laughter, and of course the DO3 huddle, before heading to the hotel to rest up!

Thank you to our Dream Sponsor Thrivent, for helping make Xai’s Dream come true!

Dream Snapshots

Thank you to Dream Sponsor, Thrivent!