by Dave Boehler
Beacon Sports Editor
The Levandowski family was driving to Neenah when Tara told her two children who they were about to meet.
Their response was to be expected.
“Mouths wide open in awe,” she said. “My son loves football and Aaron Rodgers is one of his favorite quarterbacks, so that was pretty awesome for him.”
The Sheboygan family got to meet the Green Bay Packer at a Make-A-Wish Foundation event on April 11.
Nine-year-old Owen, diagnosed with cancer in December of 2017, said it was shocking to find out who he was going to meet and he will remember it forever because it was the first time he met someone famous.
“I was kind of nervous because you don’t know what to say,” he said.
Seven-year-old Addyson was nervous too, because she wanted to tell Rodgers a joke.
Her father, Chad, offered her $5 to do it and it helped for a little while. She then said her stomach hurt and thought she was going to throw up.
Addyson overcame the nerves, however, and told her joke: “What do you call a bear without teeth? A Gummy Bear.”
Tara says she was really proud.
“He gave her a hug, laughed and was like, ‘I need to remember that one,’” Tara said. “I was glad she was able to do that.”