A Bethel Girl Battling Cancer Hopes To Meet Tom Brady
Hailey Steward is a very spirited 8-year-old battling B-cell leukemia for the second time. She was first diagnosed in October 2012. This October she was taken to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and has spent almost all of her time there since. Hailey has two wishes for this Christmas.
One is to be able to leave the hospital and the other is to meet Tom Brady.
Hailey's room is decked out in New England Patriots memorabilia. Her window has “Pat the Patriot” painted in the corner and a sign on the door with a message for visitors.
Hailey started watching the Patriots with her mom when she was first diagnosed. What started as a way to keep Hailey’s mind off treatment has turned into her favorite hobby.
Hailey's Patriots fandom has been shared hundreds of times on social media. There is a Facebook page called 'Hailey's Journey Our Journey'.
A representative for the Patriots was contacted and said he will be reaching out to the family.