It's not often a Make-A-Wish visit at Steelers practice is a true family affair, but it's also not often two brothers are diagnosed with the same disease.
Drew Scivally, 14, from Kankakee, Illinois is a huge Steelers fan, something passed down to his entire family from his father. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and his wish was to see a Steelers game and bring his family along.
The Steelers grant the wish of a Steelers fan from Kankakee, IL
What he didn't know is that his brother, Alec, would also be diagnosed with the same type of brain tumor. And being that they both love the Steelers, they both came to practice on Friday and will be at the Sunday night's game against the Colts at Heinz Field.
"My birthday was a couple of days ago, and I kept saying this was the best present I could get," said their mother, Natalee Scivally, fighting to hold back tears. "It's great to see them so happy. They have given up a lot. If this can somehow replace some of the things they have had to miss out on, that is all that matters."
The two, who were joined by their siblings, including sister Morgan who is their triplet, watched practice, met the players, got autographs and pictures and had a special moment near the end of practice when Ben Roethlisberger came over and took them out with the team on the field.
"He walked over and took all four of our kids over with him and all of the players," said mom. "I was like this is the moment. They have been looking forward to it for a long time.
"It's been a long road. They have been through a lot."