Tom Brady Grants Wish Of Eight-Year-Old Kid With Leukemia
NFL star and New England Patriots quarter back Tom Brady spared some meet-and-greet and sweet hug moments with one of his diehard fans- an eight-year old cancer patient from Maine- at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts over the weekend before flying off to New York to play against the New York Jets.
Hailey Steward of Bethel has been struggling with leukemia since she was five. The young patient is a certified Brady fan who decorated her hospital room at Maine Medical Center in Portland with memorabilia of her NFL idol Tom Brady.
Tom Brady learned about his football-crazed fan's story after reading a Press Herald article published on Christmas Day. He decided to play host to the girl's ultimate wish for Christmas by inviting her for a personal meet-up at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
"Hi Hailey, Merry Christmas, it's Tom Brady ... I was hoping you'd be willing to come down here this Saturday before we leave for New York, so maybe you can ask your mom and dad if that's what you could have for Christmas. Hopefully you can make it, and I look forward to meeting you," told Brady in a recorded video he sent to Hailey as mentioned by USA Today.
According to a report by Global News, the girl and her family got a wonderful tour around Patriot Place-the shopping center that surrounds Gillette Stadium. On top of that, the 8-year old leukemia patient was also given passes to the team's Hall of Fame as well as plenty of hugs from Brady and pictures with her favorite NFL star.
For Hailey's parents, it was the best Christmas wish ever fulfilled for their brave little girl. Brady felt equally happy for playing Santa to his loyal young fan.