Carson Boyle wrote an essay on why he wanted to meet Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and shake his hand. He shared what made Roethlisberger special, from being kind to others, doing things in the community, and always shaking hands with his teammates.
The Steelers grant the wish of a young Steelers fan from Pottsville, PA
Boyle got his wish when he met Roethlisberger after the Steelers practice on Friday courtesy of the Steelers and Make-A-Wish, and Roethlisberger even gave him a pair of his cleats, which he signed.
"We are so grateful," said his mother Jen Boyle. "This is all he has talked about. He has had a long, rough year. It was almost a year ago he was diagnosed. It's been a long year with a lot of surgeries. This is so wonderful. It was such a wonderful experience."
Boyle, a nine-year old from Pottsville, Pa., not only met Roethlisberger but watched the team's practice, meet all of his teammates, and will be at Heinz Field on Sunday to see the Steelers play the Cleveland Browns.
"He has been looking forward to this for a long time," said Boyle.
"He has been a Steelers fan since preschool. He watches every game. This is his first game he is getting to go to. It's so heartwarming to see them do this. They have all been so nice. This is something he will remember for the rest of his life."