Abel battles an autoimmune disorder every day, but his illness doesn’t stop him from
Abel battles an autoimmune disorder every day, but his illness doesn’t stop him from being happy. One of the things that brings him the most joy, is his love of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team.
Abel’s wish to meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015 seemed impossible to him but Make-A-Wish made it happen. Abel and his family traveled to the City of Steel where they were surprised with a meet-and-greet of the team at the training facility, including his favorite player, Ben Roethlisberger, the quarterback.
That same weekend, Abel cheered his team to victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Abel’s mom said, “It was something we couldn’t do for him. The experience from Make-A-Wish was above and beyond what we could’ve done and ever imagined. It was the experience of a lifetime!”