On Saturday Nov 26th, 2016, Cody Deaner surprised a young girl in Oshawa who was celebrating her 11th birthday at a Pro Wrestling Eclipse event.
Cody discussed the surprise on his facebook page and had the following to say about it ...
"This is Cassandra. And today was her birthday.
Awhile back, Cassandra's mother Michelle approached me at a Pro Wrestling Eclipse show in Oshawa and told me that I was Cassandra's favourite wrestler. And she said she wanted to do something special for her daughter for her birthday. She had mentioned bringing a cake of some sort. I thought it was a great idea and honestly thought nothing of it ... until today.
Michelle showed up with a custom birthday cake with me and Cassandra on it! Cassandra had no idea this was happening and her mom thought we could maybe surprise her at the merch table at the back of the venue during intermission. I told her, "If we're gonna do this ... we're gonna do this right!"
So during my in-ring promo today, we lit the candles and surprised Cassandra by bringing her and the cake right into the ring to sing happy birthday to her. As you can see from her smile in the picture ... we achieved our goal ... to give Cassandra an unforgettable birthday.
I've had the unique opportunity to do things like this many time over the years for kids at wrestling shows. This actually wasn't the only happy birthday song I sang to a child this weekend in a promo. Yesterday the crowd and I sang happy birthday to Gavin, who was celebrating his birthday at the Victory Baptist Church #SuperSlam2 event in Newmarket.
Unfortunately, I think many people look down their noses at professional wrestling. They see it as a childish and barbaric form of silly entertainment. It isn't. It's a unique COMMUNITY of people who want to have fun and escape the often tough world and just enjoy themselves for a few hours. I'm proud to be a part of this community.
And I'm proud to say I'm part of a community that likes to see the smiles on these kids' faces.
I'm proud to be a professional wrestler.
Happy birthday Cassandra! And happy birthday Gavin!
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