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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger creates video message for cancer patient (video)

Jul 15, 2012, 12:35 PM EDT

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At times, we can forget our favorite star athletes are people as well and sometimes even the smallest gesture from them can make one fan extremely happy.

One Pittsburgh Steelers fan by the name of Julia Pollock was battling spinal cord/brain cancer and spent nearly three months in a Colorado hospital re-cooperating from surgery.

Nearing the end of her stay in the hospital, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was informed of her plight and sent a very special video message from Pittsburgh Steelers training camp:

The below video features Julia watching the video message from her hospital bed for the first time:

After receiving the video message, Julia wrote a heartfelt letter to Ben thanking him for his message and below are just some of the highlights from that letter:

I want Ben to know that his video email meant the world to me not just because I bleed black and gold and watching him every Sunday makes my week but because I’ve ALWAYS known him to be a man with a good heart.

After 52 days bed ridden in the hospital I am home with my family in Brighton, CO. I’m getting stronger everyday. I guess you could say this is my training camp.

Thank you with all my heart. I do truly do believe the Lord works in mysterious ways and miracles happen. I have to, I’m a Steelers fan, right?

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Roethlisberger creates video message for cancer patient [Steelers Depot]

  1. wendell7 - Jul 16, 2012 at 7:17 AM

    I’m not a fan of Ben’s at all …. but this is pretty cool

  2. oldstlrfan - Jul 16, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Seems like it’s almost every week that we read about a professional athlete that has been arrested, is accused of using performance enhancing drugs or some other behavior unbecoming to their team or sport. Nice to see a story like this. Good job, Ben.

  3. skids003 - Jul 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Ben needs to do more of this to repair his image.

  4. lovinthatsomanyhateonnd - Jul 16, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    skids, whos to say he hasnt done more of it? Just saying, not every time an athlete does something like this does it become public knowledge…