Dream come true: Terminally-ill Chiefs fan sees game at Arrowhead, dies next day
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It didn’t matter that he lived more than 1,700 miles away from Arrowhead Stadium, Felipe Lopez loved the Kansas City Chiefs.
“He had always supported the Chiefs,” his stepson Steve Vargas told 41 Action News. “He loved the Chiefs through the thick and thin.”
And it was the Chiefs that gave Felipe something to look forward to, too.
This year, the 56-year-old was diagnosed with liver cancer. His doctors had given him less than six months to live and Felipe had one dream— attend a game at Arrowhead Stadium and watch his favorite team play.
“It was something as a family we tried our best to make happen,” said Vargas. “When the actual word was given to us that it was going to happen, I hadn’t seen him happier.”
Last week, Dream Foundation made Felipe’s dream come true. For the first time, he boarded a plane and arrived at Arrowhead Stadium Saturday night. Steve was with him the entire time.