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RuthlessBurgher
09-14-2012, 06:38 PM
A birthday “wish” that will never be forgotten
Posted by Teresa Varley on September 14, 2012 – 1:55 pm

Caleb Adkins had a birthday celebration that he never in his wildest dreams could have imagined. Adkins, who is from West Virginia, was a guest at Steelers practice on Friday thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

After practice Adkins, who turns 11 on Saturday, Sept. 15, was pulled into the middle of the team huddle, where all of the players and coaches sang “Happy Birthday” to him, bringing a smile to his face that might never fade.

“That was an awesome feeling,” said Adkins. “I never had anything like that in my life. It made me feel so good. Talking to all of the players was a real honor. It’s one of the best days of my life.”

Adkins, who has suffered from febrile seizures since he was 11 months old although they have faded the last two years, has always loved the Steelers and his wish was to meet Doug Legursky, who is also from West Virginia.

“That means so much that he wanted to meet me,” said Legursky. “Being from a small town and making it to this level and to have fans and people that look up to me that much it’s a great honor and privilege. We take so much stuff for granted. These kids that struggle every day to survive, the least we can do is spend some time with them and put a smile on their face and pick their day up a little bit.”

And for Atkins parents, it was a birthday gift that meant as much to them as it did to him.

“It’s been a wonderful experience for him,” said Sonya Adkins. “He is just speechless. He doesn’t know what to think of everything. It’s just great. It’s very emotional for me. Seeing your child suffering like that is hard for a parent and this is just a great opportunity for him and I know he is enjoying himself because he loves the Steelers and this is his dream.”

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fordfixer
09-14-2012, 07:14 PM
What a great birthday:tt1:tt1:tt1

flippy
09-14-2012, 07:40 PM
What's Ramon Foster gotta do to get some love?

redundantman
09-15-2012, 01:57 PM
One of my heroes from the 70's Steelers was John Banaszak. I thought he was cool and tough - like Clint Eastwood but with a thicker neck.

RuthlessBurgher
09-15-2012, 02:04 PM
One of my heroes from the 70's Steelers was John Banaszak. I thought he was cool and tough - like Clint Eastwood but with a thicker neck.

http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/images//t_39740.jpg

I know what you're thinking. "Did they blitz six defenders or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is the Pittsburgh Steelers, the most powerful defense in the world, and would knock a quarterback's head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

redundantman
09-15-2012, 02:13 PM
http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/images//t_39740.jpg

I know what you're thinking. "Did they blitz six defenders or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is the Pittsburgh Steelers, the most powerful defense in the world, and would knock a quarterback's head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?Actually, I just found his e-mail address on the Robert Morris website and sent him an e-mail to remind him that he was awesome - just in case he forgot.

RuthlessBurgher
09-15-2012, 02:24 PM
Dear John,

You are awesome. However, your head coach at Robert Morris, Joe Walton, is not most certainly not awesome. His offense in Pittsburgh made the Bruce Arians offence look, well, awesome by comparison. But you are cool and tough - like Clint Eastwood but with a thicker neck. That's awesome. Your role on the Steel Curtain d-line was an inspiration to others like Mike Golic on an Eagles d-line consisting of Reggie White, Jerome Brown, and Clyde Simmons. You should have a radio show with Mike Greenberg on ESPN every morning instead. That would be awesome.

Your not-quite-so-awesome friend,
redundantman

P.S. You are still awesome. In case you forgot. Awesome. :p

SteelBucks
09-15-2012, 03:19 PM
:Clap:Clap:Clap:Clap:Clap:Clap

jj28west
09-16-2012, 07:28 AM
great stuff