Colton Moore was speechless when he learned during a live radio broadcast Thursday that he was about to do something he's always wanted to do: be a sportscaster on live television.
But the 10-year-old from Columbus wasn't speechless for long.
Moments after Bert Weiss of Q100's The Bert Show introduced Colton to former Atlanta Falcons player and current sportscaster Coy Wire, the two were off in a corner chatting about sports and deciding what they wanted to discuss on TV. Wire gave Colton a red tie that matched his own.
Then, during the show Better Mornings Atlanta on CBS Atlanta, Colton got his wish. The pair, calling themselves "Two Guys in Ties," did a live sports segment, discussing University of Alabama football and the Atlanta Braves.
"To see the look on his face, from the moment we told him he was going to be doing his first broadcast through the final moments, that smile he gave at the end of his segment was just priceless," said Wire, a college football analyst for Fox Sports and a contributor to CNN.
Colton is one of 13 Georgia children who were showered with entertainment and surprises at the send-off party for Bert's Big Adventure, a charity founded by Weiss and his wife Stacey. Each year, the charity provides children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families an all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World.
"Colton has a rare bone cancer called Ewings Sarcoma," said his mom Kristi. "He has been through 14 treatments of chemo and six weeks of radiation."
These days, Colton is looking and feeling great.
Colton's dad Scott had tears in his eyes after watching his son do the sports segment.
"By the grace of God, he's here to do that," Scott said. "For everybody that's done this, we don't know how to thank them enough."
"For me to play a small role in helping enrich Colton's experience here through Bert's Big Adventure is so fulfilling to me," said Wire. "Definitely one of my all-time great life moments. I'll never forget it."
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