WWE icon John Cena has recently broken a record for doing something good for those dealing with critical illnesses. The Peacemaker star now holds the world record for the most wishes granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Guinness World Records announced last week.
.@JohnCena meets Misha, a teen who fled Ukraine after his home was destroyed.— WWE (@WWE) June 7, 2022
To motivate Misha on their journey to safety, his mother told him they were on their way to find Cena. pic.twitter.com/0Aeab4GkPZ
The foundation is a non-profit organization that helps fulfill the wishes of children between the ages of 2 and 18 who have been diagnosed with a critical illness. The children can choose to meet a celebrity, go to an event or even give a gift to someone else.
As for Cena himself, he is the most requested celebrity — nobody else has ever granted more than 200 wishes in the 42-year existence of Make-A-Wish. The former wrestler has fulfilled 650 wishes. Per USA Today, Cena said of his involvement,”If you ever need me for this ever, I don’t care what I’m doing, I will drop what I’m doing and be involved because I think that’s the coolest thing. I just drop everything,” Cena said when he was honored for granting 500 wishes. “If I can offer a fantastic experience, I’ll be first in line to do my part.”
Before his acting career began, Cena started working in professional wrestling in 1999 and has since gone on to become one of the most popular athletes of all time; he is a 16-time world champion in WWE. He was often portrayed as a crowd favorite character and as such has been the face for WWE’s “Be a Star” anti-bullying campaign. He then moved to Make-A-Wish when he granted his first wish in 2002. Ten years later, Cena granted Make-A-Wish’s 1000th wish to a fan named Cardon.