Teen goes on field with Chicago Rush

July 17, 2010 (ROSEMONT, Ill.) Dylan Schaefer, 18, wanted to be on a professional football field. So, the Chicago Rush invited him to attend the team's final home game at the Allstate Arena in suburban Rosemont.

Schaefer also got to be a celebrity captain and presented the game ball.

The rush became aware of Schaefer's dream after hearing about efforts to get his family selected for the ABC television show 'Extreme Makeover Home Edition.'

Schaefer has cerebral palsy, and getting his wheelchair around his family's home is difficult. So, he spends most of his time in the living room.

'I would like to have my own private space," Dylan said.

"He could definitely have his buddies over because he's always looking for a little more space," said David Schaefer, Dylan's father.

"There's a lot of things Dylan's going to miss out on, and we don't think that having his own room is something he should miss out on," mother Denise Schaefer said.

Teachers and students at Wheaton Warrenville South High School made a video to send to Extreme Makeover, and Dylan's friend, Brandon Andrews, started a Facebook page.

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