Cleveland.com: On Dec. 21, Seipel went on the Browns’ subReddit and posted a picture of himself with the caption, “Hey guys! I just wanted to say thanks for all of the fun memories, I’ll keep rooting with Eric Turner and Otto Graham.”
Seipel has been battling kidney cancer since 2017. He is currently in hospice at his parents’ home in Savannah, Georgia.
Tom Seipel got the video on his phone on Dec. 23, his daughter’s sixth birthday. Right there in front of him was the quarterback of his favorite team, wearing a black knit hat with Cleveland Browns stitched into the front.
There are so many nuances to this story and cleveland.com does a really phenomenal job of highlighting Tom’s entire journey. Please take the time to read the whole article it’s well worth it. But for Branded all I simply have to say is I’m rooting for the Browns today more than I’ve ever rooted for any team in my life. and I suggest all of us do the same. Reading Tom’s original Reddit post is both gut wrenching and heartwarming at the same time.
It’s obviously a tragedy watching somebody with a wife and a child preparing to live out their final days. But it’s also heartwarming to see how a community can come together so quickly to give someone such a special experience before they pass. I don’t have a ton to say, I obviously don’t know Tom but for what it’s worth I’ll be thinking about him during today’s game and praying he gets to see his team bring him one last happy memory.