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6-year-old boy with cancer becomes an NFL coach for the day

Make-A-Wish Foundation Fulfills 5,000th Wish

Braylon Beam is no stranger to the spotlight. The six-year-old, who has been battling cancer since February, became a national celebrity by launching the #JustKeepDancing movement -- a campaign that scored him a guest spot on Ellen.

However, Beam had his sights set on a bigger project: becoming the coach for the Carolina Panthers. His wish was granted by none other than the Make A Wish Foundation, who helped facilitate Beam's one-day contract as head coach.

During the team's Fan Fest practice Friday night at Bank of American Stadium, Beam led the team in front of a packed stadium of over 55,000 fans.

Not only did Braylon get to hang out with his favorite NFL players on the field, but took the reigns during the press conference and received his own trading card.

But the real highlight of his day was giving a special locker room speech to the players. According to ESPN his heartfelt words made a huge impact.



We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

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Coach Beam breaks down the team to close out Fan Fest practice. #KeepPounding http://t.co/RFfFulaPaz
Dance party to end practice. #JustKeepDancing http://t.co/0eWyDf38LO
Welcome to the team, Braylon Beam! #KeepPounding http://t.co/QW8yriiXgO
So great getting to know Braylon Beam tonight! Thanks to @MakeAWish, he was named head coach during Panthers Fan Fest http://t.co/uXqgSRyXZy
Braylon Beam breaking down the #Panthers after practice. Job well done. http://t.co/4S82IQfsJa
Cam Newton getting instructions from honorary coach Braylon Beam. Plan is to go deep to Benjamin first. #Panthers http://t.co/LTd9cFKfis
Braylon Beam gets his own trading card. #Panthers http://t.co/XmKy10bQcV http://t.co/qXV3FrKfF7
I asked #Panthers Coach Braylon Beam to sign my card with a heart. Cutest blush ever ❤️ #MakeAWish http://t.co/3IE1GlsURZ
Our #MakeAWish coach Braylon Beam is not short on personality. #Panthers #FanFest @MakeAWish http://t.co/P1PgG7vwzQ
Braylon Beam, #panthers coach for the day thanks to @MakeAWish, addressing the media http://t.co/HiMq9ARJew
Coach Braylon Beam @Panthers #teambraylon #bringit4braylon #KeepPounding http://t.co/Fp1O1zjGt1
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