Braylon Beam and Carolina Panthers join forces to give back

- Braylon Beam, a Denver, NC 6-year-old battling brain cancer stole the heart of thousands when he was dubbed honorary coach for the Carolina Panthers in August.

With the help of a few players and friends he hopes to steal the hearts of patients like himself at Hemby Children's Hospital.

Braylon surprised dozens of his friends and their families at Hemby Children's Hospital with gifts Monday.

Their list included things like building blocks, hot wheels, role play kits, super hero capes and of course, Carolina Panthers Game sets.

"People are kind to others and they're kind to me and they're just kind because the whole world's a whole big family," Braylon said.

Braylon is referring to the a combined $6,000 donation made by HHC Development and Toys and Company of Cotswold. Both are helping make the first annual Braylon Beam playoff toy challenge a reality. A feat that also wouldn't be possible without the assistance of Panthers center Ryan Kalil and fullback Mike Tolbert.

"I mean, you know, he's our building block; he's our inspiration. He gives us a reason to fight every day. You know, if  this little guy can go out and fight for his life everyday, we can go out and fight on the football field," Tolbert said.

Come Sunday,Tolbert says that's exactly what the team plans to do, keep pounding and keep dancing.

A GoFundMe account for BB Toy Challenge has been set up.

For every $25 toy donated by an individual or a business a donation entry will be placed into a "playoff toy chest." Prizes include everything from two first round Panthers playoff tickets to autographed footballs and helmets.

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