Sometimes you hear people say the ‘smile never left their face.’
On Friday, take my word, the smile never left Camden Elson’s face.
Elson, who is from Anchorage, Alaska, was a guest at Steelers practice at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The 17-year old suffered an anoxic brain injury when he was 11-years old, and his wish was to meet his favorite team, including his favorite players Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown.
“We are all Steelers fans,” said his mother Angela Elson. “Before his injury he played for the Pop Warner Steelers. He has been a fan since he was five or six years old. We added an addition to the house to accommodate things after his injury, and his room is all Steelers.”
Elson will also be at Heinz Field on Sunday night to see the Steelers take on the Ravens in a primetime matchup.
“This is amazing,” added his mother. “He has been on cloud nine for the last month, he has had a permanent smile on his face since Wednesday night when the traveling started.
“To see his dreams come true and make him happy. I can’t even explain it.”
The Steelers grant the wish of a young Steelers fan from Anchorage, AK.