Staying strong through tough times


The message on the t-shirt Steelers players were signing read "SammyStrong," and after meeting 18-year old Sam Bean, you could tell why.

The Steelers grant the wish of a young Steelers fan from Oakland City, IN.

Despite the fact that he was diagnosed with desmoplastic small round cell tumors, a cancer so rare there are only 200 diagnosis worldwide who have been diagnosed with it, he still managed a shy smile as he quietly talked about an incredibly special day.

"It's one of the best days of my life," said Bean, who is from Oakland City, Indiana.

Bean was the guest at Steelers practice and then saw the Steelers defeat the Arizona Cardinals courtesy of the team and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He watched practice, was taken on the field afterwards where he met players and basically had the time of his life, something he so deserves with the tough battle that lies ahead of him.

"It's was so cool meeting all of the players," said Bean. "It's all been awesome. I have always wanted to see the Steelers. This is my first NFL game and they are the best team there is. This is more than I could have imagined."

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