'Teen Wolf' cast makes spe­cial ap­pear­ance for Make-A-Wish

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The stars of "Teen Wolf" made a spe­cial ap­pear­ance at Comic-Con Fri­day for an au­di­ence of one. Nine mem­bers of the MTV show's cast sat down for a meet-and-greet with 16-year-old su­per fan Syd­ney Lang, who came to Comic-Con with her fam­ily thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foun­da­tion. Syd­ney's par­ents, Kevin and Gwen, said it was their first fam­ily vacation to­gether so far from home. The cou­ple owns a small busi­ness that they closed for the first time in 26 years to come to the pop-cul­ture con­ven­tion with their daugh­ter, who has Hodgkin's Lym­phoma.

Soft-spo­ken Syd­ney beamed and blushed as she walked into a room where Tyler Posey, Colton Haynes and other stars were chant­ing her name. The teenager's wish was to come to Comic-Con and at­tend the "Teen Wolf" panel, which she did on Thurs­day. Fri­day's meet­ing with the cast was a spe­cial sur­prise. She sat at a ta­ble with Posey, Haynes, Lin­den Ashby, Shel­ley Hen­ning, Khylin Rhambo, Dy­lan Spray­berry, Char­lie Carver, Cody Chris­tian and Melissa Ponzio.

They chat­ted with Syd­ney about her fa­vorite char­ac­ters and episodes and asked her about her life back home in Ed­mon­ton, On­tario, Canada. Hen­ning play­fully in­quired whether Syd­ney had any per­sonal con­nec­tions to Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau and might make an in­tro­duc­tion. Af­ter­ward, Hen­ning said she was grate­ful for the chance to meet Syd­ney.

"It puts ev­ery­thing in per­spec­tive," the ac­tress said. The Make-A-Wish Foun­da­tion brought 14 young peo­ple and their fam­i­lies to Comic-Con this year, cu­rat­ing spe­cial ex­pe­ri­ences for each. The or­ga­ni­za­tion says the emo­tional lift kids and their fam­i­lies get from their Wish ex­pe­ri­ence of­ten aids in heal­ing by pro­vid­ing a re­newed sense of hope.

Be­sides the Lang fam­ily's "Teen Wolf" ex­pe­ri­ence, they planned to at­tend pan­els for such shows as "The Big Bang The­ory" and "Doc­tor Who." They spent time on the con­ven­tion cen­ter floor, where Syd­ney added to her col­lec­tion of Pop! fig­urines. The fam­ily also zipped over to the nearby San Diego Zoo, which Syd­ney's younger brother, Ethan, was par­tic­u­larly ex­cited about.Dad Kevin Lang said they've been on the move morn­ing to night and hav­ing a blast. "They ex­ceeded our ex­pec­ta­tions in the first half of the first day," Lang said of the Make-A-Wish crew. Syd­ney, mean­while, was speech­less. Her face-span­ning smile said it all.

Syd­ney Lang, 16, of Ed­mon­ton, Al­berta, seated cen­ter, poses with cast mem­bers from ‘Teen Wolf’ dur­ing a meet-and-greet ar­ranged by the Make-A-Wish Foun­da­tion on day two of Comic-Con In­ter­na­tional.

An Iron Man mod­i­fied as an Iron Re­nais­sance Man, left, ac­com­pa­nies a Cap­tain Amer­ica char­ac­ter who be­came frozen in ice dur­ing the movie Cap­tain Amer­ica The First Avenger.

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