The Children's Hospital Colorado's junior reporter attended practice on August 24 and interviewed Shane Ray. (Photos by Gabe Christus)
My name is Mikey Massey. I am a nine-year-old boy who was born with 22Q. I have been in and out of hospitals my entire life. I have had many surgeries including a heart and a pharyngeal flap surgery, of which were the hardest.
I was nervous and excited about meeting a Denver Bronco. I watched them practice for a while, and then I got to meet Shane Ray, No. 56. My first impression of him was 'wow he is tall.' I talked with him for a while and learned a few fun facts about Shane Ray.
His favorite superhero is wolverine.
His favorite food is steak; I don't blame him who wouldn't like steak.
His favorite color is red, like me.
His favorite ice cream is strawberry.
Shane Ray was born in Kansas City Missouri and hopes to go to Jamaica one day on vacation.
The Broncos train at least four days a week seven hours a day.
Shane's goals this season are to go to the Pro Bowl and to win the Super Bowl again.
When he is not playing football, he likes to play Madden 17 on the Xbox.
Shane's favorite players are DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller.
His mom is his biggest influence in his life.
This was one of the best days of my entire life. Thank you Shane Ray for taking time for me to get to know you better. You're a great guy.