Giovanni Thrilled by Meeting With Carson Wentz

MUNCY, Pa. -- A video of Giovanni Hamilton meeting Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Carson Wentz, recently went viral. The 11year old from Muncy can be seen fighting back tears as he meets his idol at Eagles training camp.

“It was magical, it was a dream come true, it was just amazing. He is such a nice guy,” Eagles superfan Hamilton said.

Giovanni suffers from Schwartz-Jampel Syndrome, a disease that affects his muscles.

He and his mom were in Philadelphia for a checkup.  Doctors had recently removed pins that had been inserted to lengthen Giovanni's jawline.

“Every day when I had to turn those pins twice a day, we talked about how awesome it would be for him to meet Carson Wentz and Giovanni always mentioned he was his hero and if Carson could overcome his knee then Giovanni could do this,” Hamilton’s mom Shannon Algarin said.

“He’s been through so much injuries and he's just come back from them with his head up … makes me feel like me and him have a connection,” Hamilton said.

During their meeting, Wentz signed a jersey for Giovanni. Since then, the quarterback's jersey has become Giovanni’s go-to outfit.

“No, I don’t think Giovanni will ever stop talking about it, he hasn’t stopped smiling. He's just been watching Eagles footage ever since and he is ready to work for them,” Algarin said.

Inside Giovanni’s "man cave," he had something he wanted to share.

After meeting Carson Wentz and gaining a bunch of media attention, Giovanni has one message for the Eagles.

"Doug Pederson and Jeffrey Lurie, you should hire me."

Giovanni dreams of one day being able to call plays for Carson Wentz, the guy he calls his hero.


  • lickerblisters

    Ok, ok enough. Now let Carson play football. He needs all the practice he can get. Carson has no idea what he just started. Hope he has alot of free time for the thousands more in Pa. needing a friend!

    • fortisveritas

      There’s been more coverage on this ‘story’ than the muslim school shooter training compound in New Mexico.

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