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Making his wish come true

It’s been a special week for Drake Barrett, a 15-year old from Nu Mine, Pa., who loves the Steelers.

Barrett was the guest of the team through the Make-A-Wish Foundation at Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons at Heinz Field.

“I have always wanted to do this since I was a little kid,” said Barrett. “It was really fun going to the game. I enjoyed it. I liked the atmosphere there. It was great.”

And on Friday, the teen who has intractable epilepsy, was at Steelers practice at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. He had the opportunity to meet players, get autographs and take pictures. He also got to meet his favorite player, T.J. Watt, who put on quite a show last week with three sacks against the Falcons.

“It was pretty cool to see T.J. Watt have three sacks on Sunday, and meet him today,” said Barrett. “This is pretty awesome.”

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