From the moment Chelsie Knopp arrived at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex she was nothing but smiles. It was the day she had waited for, the day she literally wished for.
Knopp was the guest of the Steelers at their OTA practice on Wednesday through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, meeting players, getting autographs and plenty of pictures with her smiling ear-to-ear.
"I am a major Steelers fan," said Knopp. "I always have been. Words can't explain what this is like. It's pretty awesome to see them here this close. This is a lot more than what I expected."
Knopp, who is from Pomeroy, Ohio, is battling a brain tumor, and the visit to the team's practice was the perfect distraction from what she has to deal with.
"This helps me to see how much fun I can have," said Knopp. "It lets me know I have to keep pushing through it. Good things will come through this eventually. I know it will take time, but in the end it will all be worth it."
The Steelers grant the wish of a young fan from Pomeroy, OH.