Ben Roethlisberger, while hosting his football camp for kids, heard about woman named Julia who has cancer and also happened to be a fan of his. Despite living in anti-Steelers territory in Colorado, she wore her Roethlisberger jersey to work every Saturday for six years.
She's 38 years old and her diagnosis is terminal.
Roethlisberger couldn't be there to wish her well in person, so he did the next best thing ‒ he sent her a personal video message.
To maximize the heart warming, here's video of Julia seeing Roethlisberger's video for the first time.
She sent him a letter, too, which was posted, along with the videos, on Roethlisberger's official website. Here's a snippet:
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. When I received the message I was in the hospital and I swear that was the moment I realized I had to fight like I was playing those dumb Ravens in a playoff game. Lol. 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.
She's got tickets to see Roethlisberger play the Broncos in the first Sunday night game of the season.