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Omar meets skating legend Rob Dyrdek

Omar meets Rob Dyrdek

“ He enjoyed the time spent with Rob so much that he didn't want to leave ”


- Shannon, Omar's mother

As an avid skateboarder Omar dreamed of meeting one of his idols Rob Dyrdek. Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina helped grant Omar’s wish in August 2012.

During a reveal party local skateboarding talent gave Omar the news of a lifetime, that he would be flying to New Jersey to meet Rob Dydrek at Dydrek’s Street League Competition. 

Omar, 15, suffers from spina bifida. Omar is a enormous fan of Rob and especially loved his show Rob and Big. 

For two days Omar got to experience the Street League competition and meet Rob! Rob and Omar shared a moment alone where Rob asked Omar questions like how he was doing in school.  He enjoyed the time spent with Rob so much that he didn’t want to leave. 

Omar had an extraordinary experience, as a devoted skateboarding fan, this trip gave Omar the inspiration to keep skating and the determination for everyday life.

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