6-Year-Old Cancer Patient Becomes Carolina Panthers' Head Coach
He just might be the greatest coach this team has ever seen. 6-year-old Braylon Beam was named head coach for a day to the Carolina Panthers. As a result of a Make A Wish request, the cute Panthers' fan got to live out his dream.
Braylon took a break from his chemotherapy, that is treating a brain tumor, to pump the team up and give words of encouragement... as any great coach would do.
His pep talk had the whole team inspired, "Be brave, be positive, never give up, have a heart, go Cats."
As coach for a day he helped rally the team in front of a crowd of 55,000 and even held his own press conference. He got to meet his favorite players. Braylon had a dance off with the team and learned his favorite player's signature move.
"He's a special kid," said Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis. "The way he lives his life, the way he loves to just be happy. It's just contagious and when you're around him, you feel that same energy."