The Make-A-Wish Foundation caught wind of a young girl named Maddie Althoff. Althoff and her family spent nearly a month in the hospital in 2009 after a trip to Urgent Care revealed she had severe aplastic anemia — an autoimmune disorder where white blood cells attack bone marrow. Her favorite sport is lacrosse.

Make-A-Wish contacted the Minnesota Swarm and they surprised Maddie at school with sticks provided by Epoch Lacrosse and season tickets to the the Swarm this season.