Friday was a special day for Brody McClellan, who was all smiles and boundless energy as he watched the Steelers practice at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.
McClellan, a six-year old from West Palm Beach, Fla., who battles congenital musculoskeletal anomalies, was at Steelers practice and will attend Sunday's game against the New England Patriots as a guest of the Steelers and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Steelers grant the wish of a young fan from West Palm Beach, Florida.
McClelland, wearing a superhero cape, warmed his way into the hearts of all of the players as they took pictures with him, signed autographs and even played a little football with him.
"It's elating," said his mother, Nicole McClellan. "He is such a big fan. The whole experience of this, he has done nothing but smile the whole time. It's his smile, his happiness. He is a tough kid, he has been through a lot. But to see that smile, that happiness, this is what it's about."