The smile on NaSeaph Williams’ face said it all Thursday as the terminally ill boy from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. had his wish to visit his favorite team – the New England Patriots - at Gillette Stadium come true one day before his 11th birthday.
Williams, who has a rare genetic disorder, was able to enjoy some time on the Gillette Stadium turf and see a birthday message from the New England Patriots displayed on one of the stadium’s video boards.
The message read: “The New England Patriots wish NaSeaph Williams a Happy 11th Birthday.”
After his visit on the field, Williams spent some time with Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who gave the youngster a gift bag full of Patriots goodies, including an autographed football by Williams’ favorite player, Tom Brady.
The smile on Williams’ face lit up the room.
And the smiles continued as Kraft honored another of Williams’ wishes … to hold one of the team’s three Lombardi trophies
“Can I hold [the Lombardi trophy]?” Williams asked Kraft.
“Of course you can hold it,” Kraft replied. “We don’t let people hold it but you get to do it.”
Watch Williams’ visit to Gillette Stadium on Patriots Today by clicking here.