Giacomo Brancato, a Fairfield Warde basketball player who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma last winter, received a nice surprise Tuesday afternoon.
Just after completing his sixth round of chemotherapy, Brancato got rehab workout from recently retired Pittsburgh Steeler all-pro safety Troy Polamalu at the CT Challenge Center for Survivorship in Southport.
“I was really surprised,” Brancato told Dave Ruden of The Ruden Report. “I thought it was very cool. I’ve seen him obviously in the Super Bowl. The cool thing is he is just the nicest guy.”
Polamalu and his wife, Theodora, were in Connecticut for Monday’s Hedge Invitational Charity Golf Tournament. The proceeds of the event went to the Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation and the CT Challenge Center for Survivorship.
“He’s extremely tough,” Polamalu told Ruden of Brancato’s workout. “I put him through a nice workout, stuff I used to do. He’s tough.”
Read more at The Ruden Report: Warde’s Brancato Has A Ball With Retired Steeler Polamalu