Can We Help This Grand Junction Man Keep A Promise To His Son?
A Grand Junction man is trying to keep a promise to his autistic son, Shayne. He’s a huge Denver Broncos fan.
This came across the KEKB Facebook page from Tim Hagin. He asked if there was anything we could do. I told him, “let’s leave it up to the listeners and this community.” It’s a five-year-old promise for Shayne to attend tryouts for the Broncos.
This was the message from the Western Slope COnnected Facebook page:
‘“I’m just tryin to do right by my son.”
A Father’s Quest to Fulfill a Promise
Tim Hagin received a call one day, near the end of his workday, a manager offering two club seats at what would become one of the highlights of the Bronco’s 2012-2013 season: The Game against those damn Tennessee Titans.
Tim and his son, Shayne, traveled from Grand Junction to Mile High Stadium, fortunate to witness Matt Prater score the field goal of a lifetime on December 8, 2013.
Tim and Shayne returned to their hotel after The Game and Shayne began planning his appearance at the next Broncos training camp. Tim smiled at his son, nodded, and agreed off-hand to take Shayne to camp tryouts.
Nearly five years have passed since Shayne first dreamed about Broncos camp yet still Shayne asks his father, “Dad, when are ya gonna take me to the tryouts?”
Shayne is autistic, a 24 year old with incredible hand-eye coordination and an excellent memory, and he cannot wait to try out for his favorite team.
Tim, the father of a high-functioning autistic Broncos fanatic, softly drawls as he relays his predicament; his voice crackling with more than just the noises of a faulty connection.
“I made him a promise and I’m just tryin to do right by my son”.
—Tim seeks Broncos Team or Staff connections or contact information to assist in realizing Shayne’s dream. Please share to any resource.
Thank you for your help, Heroes!—