Chicago Bear, J.T Thomas, Takes Young Fan with Epilepsy to the Superbowl

A Chicago teenager’s dream of attending Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis is coming true thanks to Chicago Bears player. On Saturday Chicago Bears linebacker J.T. Thomas surprised 14-year-old Anthony Granberry, who is epileptic, with two tickets to the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Granberry developed epilepsy at the age of 7 and has spent much of his time in the hospital. He met Thomas during a holiday party for youth.The Super Bowl will be Granberry’s first time going to a football game.The surprise marked the final stop for Thomas who was on a tour to raise awareness of epilepsy, a brain disorder that causes repeated seizures.Thomas also gave Granberry a scholarship grant to attend Camp Blackhawk, a week-long retreat for kids and teens with Epilepsy. The Camp is hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.

 Story Credit: Alexandra Clark / NBC 5 Chicago 


To view the video, featuring J.T. Thomas, Granberry,and Epilepsy Foundation, Greater Chicago CEO, Phil Gattone click here: Bear with a Heart of Gold

 Video Reporting Credit: Michelle Relerford / NBC 5 Chicago

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