Return to mobile version

Kobe- I wish to meet the Pittsburgh Steelers

KOBE HERO IMAGE

“ When Troy Polamalu and Mike Wallace came and shook my hand, I almost cried. ”


- Kobe

  • Kobe , 14

    • Myxoid Liposacoma
    • I wish to go to a Pittsburgh Steelers game!
  • I wish to meet

Kobe's trip to see a Steelers game turned out to be more than he ever imagined. Not only did he see a game in person, he met his favorite players at practice and tossed around the football to some of the greats!

" Kobe Payton probably never imaged he would catch a pass from an NFL quarterback, but that is exactly what he did on Friday afternoon when Ben Roethlisberger threw a football to the 14-year old from Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Payton, who has battled myxoid liposacoma, a form of cancer that attacks the tissue, was at the team’s practice through the Make-A-Wish Foundation and afterwards met players and coaches and caught the pass from Roethlisberger.

“I am losing my mind. I lost my mind like three times,” said Payton. “When Troy Polamalu and Mike Wallace came and shook my hand, I almost cried. I was so scared too.”

Payton, along with his mom, aunt and cousin, will also attend the Steelers-Browns game at Heinz Field on Sunday.

“This is really big to me,” said Payton. “It’s crazy and unreal. I am so excited.

'I didn’t think I was going to meet everybody, but I have met everybody. This is crazy.' "

 

*** Article from the Pittsburgh Steelers Blog ***

 

Join the conversation

This story makes me feel

Leave a Comment

Join the conversation

Leave a Comment

Make-A-Wish® Mississippi
576 Highland Colony Parkway
Suite 120
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 366-9474
Toll Free (800) 819-4072
Make-A-Wish® Mississippi, Southern Region - Gulfport
P. O. Box 7488
Gulfport, MS 39506
(228) 575-8691
Emergency Cellular (601) 214-3472