A gift of life, a wish of a lifetime

Steelers | Teresa Varley

It was hard for Joseph Goldmeyer to hide his excitement. One by one, as Steelers players stopped and talked to the 10-year old from Niagara, Wisconsin, his smile grew wider and wider.

And then, Le’Veon Bell walked in and well, let’s just say this young fan was beyond thrilled.

“It’s really, really, really fun,” said Goldmeyer. “Just seeing all of the players and actually going to a game in Pittsburgh. This is a dream come true. Football is the biggest part of my life. If there wasn’t football I don’t know what I would.

Goldmeyer visited the Steelers at practice this week and attended the Steelers-Ravens game at Heinz Field as a guest of the team through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and underwent a successful heart transplant thanks to compassion and commitment of an organ donor. Continue reading