New England Patriots superstar Rob Gronkowski made an organ transplant patient’s wish come true on Monday when he paid a visit to her in her hospital room.
Lauren Meizo is a huge Gronkowski fan and was thrilled when the Patriots tight end and his brother Gordie showed up. She even went ahead and planted this big fat kiss on her favorite player’s face.
Lauren Meizo, awaiting her second heart and kidney transplant at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, posted a video sharing her wish to meet Rob Gronkowski.
Gronk visited her at the hospital. pic.twitter.com/unxyYYpcyQ
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) April 2, 2018
“It was incredible. He was so down to earth!” Meizo said of Gronkowski. “My nerves were gone once we started talking. It was a dream come true … He said the part that sold it for him was when I said in my video (I’ll) allow a meet and greet with me.”
As for her long-awaited transplant, Meizo said she hopes it won’t be much longer.
“I’m at the top of the list, that’s all I know. They say that (I’m) the next,” she said. “Or should I say, they smile when I asked if I’m next. The doctors, that is.”
Stayed 45 bleeping minutes. The guy is amazing. Positively Orrian https://t.co/YYwiS1XPw6
— Gerry Callahan (@GerryCallahan) April 2, 2018
Say whatever you want about Gronk and his off the field antics, this dude is genuinely a great human being. He’s also one hell of a dancer. If the Patriots trade this guy, they’re making a huge mistake. Not only is he one of the NFL’s best personalities, he’s a huge target for Tom Brady. I’m team Gronk all the way.
Have to give a big shout out to @RobGronkowski. Just heard from our friend Lauren Meizo who is at Brigham and Women’s waiting for a heart and her wish was just to meet him. HE MADE HER WISH COME TRUE! I’ve never been more inspired by her and her story. Gronk, you’re amazing! pic.twitter.com/KGHYEABLF8
— Melissa Eannuzzo (@RadioMelissa) April 2, 2018