Almost every child’s dream is to meet the starting quarterback of their favorite team.
Nine year old Carson Boyle got to do just that.
As part of the Make-A-Wish program, Boyle and his family spent the day hanging out with the Pittsburgh Steelers. That including meeting his favorite player, Ben Roethlisberger.
In a terrific article by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Carson got to talk with Big Ben, receive a pair of autographed cleats, and score tickets to last Sunday’s Cleveland Browns game ,where Roethlisberger came off the bench to throw three touchdowns in a 30-9 Steelers’ win.
Wanted to share these photos from the family of 9-year-old cancer survivor Carson Boyle, who caps a strong year of recovery with something he's wanted all his life – a chance to hang with Big Ben. He made a new friend in DeAngelo Williams, too. The trip to the Steelers facility last week felt like "a really happy ending" to a long fight, Carson told his mom, Jennifer.
Carson is currently in remission after battling, according to Fowler, a “rare form of cancer,” and one that carries a risk of resurfacing in the next couple years. A well deserved, happy moment for Carson to get to meet his idol.
Through moments like this and his well-known donations to K-9 units in police departments, Roethlisberger continues to make a positive impact in the community.