Sometimes words aren't necessary

For 10-year old Caleb Desplanques, sharing his thoughts verbally is a challenge as he suffers from severe epilepsy.

The Steelers grant the wish of a young fan from Colfax, IA

But it doesn't always take words to express joy, and he was able to do just that as he met all his favorite Steelers players after practice on Wednesday at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

There was a twinkle is his eyes, and a huge smile on his face as Coty Sensabaugh communicated with him via sign language.

And when Antonio Brown approached him, well let's just say that was one of those moments you don't forget.

"This is just so special," said his mother Brenda Desplanques.

Desplanques, who is from Colfax, Iowa, was the guest of the Steelers through the Make-A-Wish Foundation at practice, and he will also be at Thursday night's game against the Titans at Heinz Field with his family.

"I have been a Steelers fan since Terry Bradshaw, and Caleb always watches the games with me and became a fan of the team and Antonio," added his mother, who recently had heart surgery but was cleared to make the trip with the family. "It is amazing for me to see how excited he is. I can't tell you how much it means to me to see him happy like this.

"I wish he could play football, but we don't have that option in Iowa. He would love to play. It would be so good for him."

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