“While she doesn’t have a Ben jersey yet, 10-year old Ali is a big Steelers fan! She yells at the TV just as much as us adults.” — Lauren.
“Here’s our little Steeler fan Carter with his Steeler elf, Steeler pajamas and Steeler binky.” — Katie Shinabarker.
Princess of Charleroi is just daring you to take away her favorite blanket! (Photo: Greg Y.)
“Avalyn’s sister was on Ben’s site four years ago when she drew a turkey disguised as Ben. Now Avalyn’s hoping SHE can make it to his site. Here she is showing off her new smile during Week 9…with one less tooth…as she says Steelers are EIGHT AND 0!” — Michelle Hawley.
“Our little girl is one of the newest members of Steelers Nation! Only 4 months old & our lucky charm! Always wearing her favorite Steelers clothes and watching the TV for the whole game! She knows her team!” — Emily Swindell.
“I’ll be honest, the look on your face after the playoff game with the Browns broke my heart. It has laid on my heart to share a story with you.
Meet my son Ben….yes named after you. (Quick back story. My brother’s a Bengals fan and he named his youngest Carson, after Carson palmer. I told him one day if I had a little boy I’d name him Ben, after Ben Roethlisberger) So here I have my Ben. Ben was born 17 weeks premature and spent 11 months at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He has cerebral palsy. He uses a wheelchair to get around – which is black and yellow. He uses braces to help him walk. They have the Steelers helmet on them. He uses a communication device. He tells me “Go Steelers ” Ben is 9-years old now. We watch football together and he tells me “Browns stink!”.
I’ve almost lost this boy too many times to count. This past summer we had a trip planned to Kennywood and to come watch a practice. Of course Covid happened so the trip was put on hold. We will get there soon. My son has never given up. As many times as I was told he was going to die and to turn off his machines, I told them it would be him in control of his own destiny. He never gave up.
You control your own destiny. Make this off-season your bit*h, and come back like never before!
I hope to make it to a practice or game soon. I’ll bring my miracle so I can show him also what it looks like to not give up.” — Rebecca.