10-Year-Old Maine Cancer Survivor is Headed to The Super Bowl Thanks to The Patriots
Sure the Patriots are NOT going to be playing in this year's Super Bowl, but that doesn't mean they still aren't helping deserving fans get to the game. One of the biggest reasons to love the New England Patriots, aside from the fact they've been a freakin' football dynasty for literal decades, is the fact that they're always looking to do as much as they can for other people.
This year, in addition to others all over the New England region, the team has decided to do something really wonderful an amazing 10-year-old boy from the State of Maine. Kellan Tilton of Detroit, Maine, is a cancer survivor who spends the majority of his time raising money and awareness for childhood cancer.
According to WABI TV 5, Kellan was first noticed by the New England Patriots back in November when he attended a wheelchair football clinic that the team was putting on. When the team met Kellan, they knew they needed to do something special for him.
A few days ago, WABI says that Kellan's family and friends showed up at his school but he had no idea why. Then they participated in a group video call, but he didn't know who it was going to be. Surprise! Patriots owner, Robert Kraft popped up on the screen.
Kraft said in part on the video call,
“Kellan, you’re an inspiration to our team, the players our whole fan base. We’re really proud to have you as a fan. We want to do something for you and that’s to send you and someone, whomever you choose to go to the Super Bowl”.
Kellan told reporters that after the call he had to go back to class, though admittedly it was very hard to focus on school work after getting a call like that!
Congratulations, Kellan, and we hope you have a GREAT time at the Super Bowl!