Derek Yancik, a football coach at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton, Massachusetts, has missed most of his undefeated team’s games since he was diagnosed with cancer after Thanksgiving last year, The Associated Press reported.
Zack Snyder, one of Yancik’s football players, reached out to Brady on Facebook asking him to make his coach’s “dream come true” of meeting Brady.
“We know he doesn’t have much to look forward these days. But he always does anything he can to help us reach our dreams. And I’m reaching out to you, to try to help him meet his dream of meeting you,” Snyder said.
Brady replied with a video message to Coach Yancik saying, “What’s up Coach Yancik? We’re thinking about you. I know what you’re going through.”
Brady said he unfortunately would not be able to meet Yancik this weekend as he’s travelling with the Patriots to Buffalo, but wished the team all the best.
“It brought a tear to my eye,” Yancik told Boston 25.
The rest of the BVT football team was excited over the video as well, with the team’s quarterback telling WHDH, “He’s the man. For someone like that to take time out of his day to just send a simple message, it meant a lot.”