There were more than we could ever fit on the entire website, so here’s just a small sample of the thousands that Ben received! Thank you so much to everyone who emailed, posted to Facebook, and tweeted!

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time. God Bless you.” — Brenda Hart.

Hang in there!!! You will be back and better than ever! Praying for a quick recovery !!!!God bless you and your family. — Darlene Parmigiani Lynch via Facebook.

Dorothy Pack @MsSteelerfan10
@_BigBen7 Ben is my hero of the team. I will be so lost without him this year. I will honor him with my Ben jersey all season long at each game. I pray for a great surgery and speedy recovery. You will come back to us stronger than ever!

God bless you Ben…Praying for speedy and complete healing. — Barbara Hampson via Facebook.

Kelly McPoland @STEELK1969
@_BigBen7 Ben will be missed and I hope he heals as painless as possible. This is a devastating season!!!

“I just want you to know, whether you come back and play or decide to move on with your life, how much you have meant to me in my life and how much joy your play has brought me. I’m 26 now and have been a Steeler fan since 2002. I have been there thru every Super Bowl, tough loss, winning playoff games, and 6 touchdown games. I’m not looking for anything or even for a thank you, I just would like to let you know how much you have brought to me and I am truly thankful to have you as a QB and as a leader of the Steelers. I wish you nothing but good health, to you and your family, and hope to see you next season. Thank you for everything Ben!! Go Steelers!!!” — Derek Jones.

Hope your recovery is fast and your healing a success, Ben. Please take care. We miss you already! — Barb Otwell via Facebook.

JUAN RAMIREZ @juan805ramirez1
@_BigBen7 In Ben we trust. God speed your recovery Ben I know you will come back stronger than ever, I know you will get another shot to the big game.

I’ve been watching you play football since your rooky year big man. If you make it back that’s great but if you don’t the next stop will be in the hall of fame with the bus. What ever happens you have been so exciting to watch these past 16 years. You have nothing to be disappointed about. Thank you for your dedication to the Steelers organization. — Ray Frey via Facebook.

“Hey Ben, I am 11 years old and I am your biggest fan! I have two Steelers jerseys, a terrible towel, and a blanket, but the main reason why I’m contacting you is because I just want to say that you are my football idol even though I play soccer. Also I hope that your arm feels better.” — Jayden Bonds.

kate @kmblazer
I STILL LOVE YOU @_BigBen7. Elbows are overrated anyway.

“Ben, sending Get Well Wishes your way! Rest easy and do everything the doctors tell you to do. My thoughts and prayers to you throughout this alternate journey. Even though I’m not a Steelers fan, I am a Ben Roethlisberger fan – my Ultimate Quarterback if I ever owned a NFL team. I know some of your family in Martins Ferry, Ohio. They are all extremely proud of you, as am I. Not only a great player, but a even better person, husband, father, son and grandson. Injuries happen, this will only make you stronger. In the meantime, crossword puzzles can strengthen your mind. Take care and heal well. Sincerely, a Browns Fan that actually likes Big Ben!” — Mike Mayle.

Sorry to hear about big Ben but he is strong he’ll be back stronger than ever. — Denver Conley via Facebook.

Clark Kent @Supes4Steelers
@_BigBen7 “Gentleman we can rebuild him. We have the technology. Better than he was before. Better, Stronger, Faster.”

Your Steeler fans here in San Antonio, Texas will be praying for your speedy recovery! May the Lord heal you everyday so that you can continue to play! You’re a great quarterback! Texas loves you Ben!! — Cathy Luna via Facebook.

“Ben – just wanted to reach out to you to let you know how badly my family and I feel for you! We are just huge fans of you and the Steelers – especially our 22 year old daughter who is Special Needs! I just felt compelled to write to you today as she actually cried this morning when we told her that you have to undergo a surgery on your elbow and that you will not be playing for her the rest of the year – she is so worried for you! Just know that we believe in the power of pray as we had to endure with Emily 3 open heart surgeries thus far and know that your in very good hands! As life teaches us one thing – there are no guarantees – you have to trust in the plan that is set before you! God speed to you Ben with your surgery and may God continue to Bless you and your family! All of our best to you!” — Emily (daughter) + Birdy (my wife) + Steve (me) Malsom.

Wishing my favorite player and QB a very speedy recovery! — Laurenish Hamilton via Facebook.

Red Schell @redschell
@_BigBen7 As a Pats fan, I have a lot of respect for you. I wish you the best of luck in your recovery.

I read that you felt bad for letting down your team and fans. We expect you back, and we expect some great football yet to come when you return. But even if this is the end, don’t feel bad for us. You singlehandedly resurrected Steelers Football when you arrived. You are, and will be the face of the Steelers for years to come. Get better. Mason will keep the lights on for you. — Steve Marshall via Facebook.

“Just wanted to wish you the best with your surgery. I know and Steelers Nation knows you will come back next year and give your best!!!! I’m originally from Pittsburgh and now live in Florida. I went to the same Steelers fan club that your grandparents went to. Thank you so much for being a AWESOME QB for the Steelers. Your one great player!!! Hope this note finds you well. Thank you your number 1 fan Jason. LET’S GO STEELERS!!!” — Jason Grosz.

Benjamin, Sr., just dropping by to let you know how sorry I am that this had to happen to you. I also want to remind you to follow Doctor’s orders and don’t try and speed up the process any faster than it is meant to be. Truly love you and your beautiful family. Take care, hope to see you on the sidelines soon. — Tia Kristufek‎ via Facebook.

Terry Carroll @iLoVeDaStEeLeRs
Big Prayers going up @_BigBen7 you haven’t let anyone down it was a injury no ifs, ands or buts! You are our QB and we will miss your Magic. Now the back up will step up and do his job. Steeler Nation loves you Big Ben #7!

God speed for a speedy recovery!!! We will always support you and the team no matter what!!! From New Castle! — Ann Styers via Facebook.

We will miss you. I know you will return stronger than ever. God bless & love you BB. — Marilyn Kelly via Facebook.

“Ben, #7 forever! We love you Big Ben. You will be bigger going forward than ever!!! You will remain a force in the world. You will always be our QB. God Bless you and keep you and your precious family in the palm of his hands…A loyal fan for life!” — Mary Rafail & family.

Thank you Ben for all the past great seasons and championship games. Your health and wellness comes first. God speed and good health. — Deb Lindsay via Facebook.

SCOTT PANZEK @edmdoctor
@_BigBen7 Good luck and best wishes of your rehab Ben!! Can’t wait to see you back out on the field for the 2020 season!!! Heal up and come back stronger and better than ever Ben!!

I believe in you Big Ben and know you will accomplish whatever you set your mind, heart and spirit to achieve. Stay focused and may your surgery be a smooth success. Wishing you and your family all the best. Thanks for being a great Steelers quarterback and all you did henceforth and will do in the future. Sending you Steelers Nation fan love for our QB. — Bora Harr via Facebook.

“Ben, you have a season ending injury. What you mean to this city – I don’t know if you actually will ever know. We need you, the team needs you. Don’t give up. You are ONLY 37 years old. My family are diehard fans and me and my brother love you man. You are the rock to this team and you can compete to the highest level with anyone. Don’t retire because of this and God always has a plan. For you, it just may be a hard pill to swallow this one. Be tough, be strong, and just look forward. Your teammates and fans are behind you through this. You are more than capable of coming back stronger than ever. Just don’t be discouraged and give up…. because Pittsburgh Steelers never give up. We need more rings from you, and we know you are the one to do it. God bless you and your family, and go Steelers.” — Noah Cassa.

I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers that the surgery goes well and that you have a successful recovery. I am sure this was devastating news for you. We will miss you on the field, Ben. You are a great leader and the team needs you. Good luck! — Linda Skupien via Facebook.

Angela Portera @Shanahku47Ap
@_BigBen7 Prayers and well wishes to you and your family as you take this tedious journey but will make u stronger!

“Mr. Roethlisberger, my name is Ethan Ray and I am from Raleigh, but I am a HUGE Steelers fan. Just wanted to email you to tell you that I hope you have a speedy and healthy recovery in concerns to your elbow. Just know that you are supported by so many loving fans! I love and appreciate what you have done for the city of Pittsburgh and I am so excited for what else you and the Steelers continue to do. #HereWeGo” — Ethan Ray.

Ben, We are sending love and prayers. You are a leader and a GREAT QUARTERBACK. Wish you a speedy recovery!!! — Barbara Shaw via Facebook.

zaczacward @zaczacward
@_BigBen7 All the best for you from Switzerland!

Take care and get better, we will be waiting for you when you are healed and ready to play, prayers for you. — Karen Mazzant via Facebook.

“Tell Ben that my wife and I wish him well and good luck on his elbow surgery!” — Grady Malachowski.

I wish the best for you Ben! Healing, wholeness, and full recovery. I know you love the game, but your health and the rest of your life are more important! Take good care! — Patty Seastrom-Miller via Facebook.

KTLynn @KTLynn55
@_BigBen7 Prayers for a full recovery. We love you on and off the field, training camp and beyond. Certain that you will be a leader from the sideline.

No matter what we love you Ben ..I have watched you from day one …Your the best …get well soon..i know ya have lots of Fans but I truly will be one of your biggest fan forever. — Tammi Jo Howard via Facebook.

“Thinking about you man! Sundays won’t be the same this year….. appreciate and excited about your recent statement tho!” — #1 fan Nathan Ellis.

Wishing you s speedy recovery from Findlay. Hate to see you out for the season. — Kim K Lacey Haley via Facebook.

pittsburgh gal @gal_pittsburgh
@_BigBen7 Ben, we are praying for your wellness, strength and your spirits. God’s plan is not always known; however, as this door may close, another will open. Keep your faith and we’ll look forward to seeing you stronger and healthier.

You are a true hall of fame player.. Hope u heal up fast we love u Ben and we keeping u in our prayers!! Steeler Nation for life….. — Jeremiah Morris via Facebook.

We are keeping you in our prayers Ben! Have enjoyed your many years of great play and hope to see you back on the field next year! — Laura Lee Hall.

I have been a fan since Ben started with us. I have supported him through everything good or bad. Take care Ben and know your fans are diehard ..You are my QB always. — Staci Womack via Facebook.

Carlos Medina @medinamarlin72
@_BigBen7 Ben we just wish you a speedy recovery. Remember God never abandons his sons and you are one of them. May God be with you during the surgery. You will be on next Saturday prayers during mass. Take care. Medina Family from Puerto Rico.

Prayers for you during surgery! I can’t wait to see you back in 2020! I believe in you and the Steelers. — Colleen D. Gara.