Young Bears fan gets opportunity to visit team's training camp for her birthday

Tellyah Longfellow receives an autographed helmet from the Bears while visiting their training camp in Lake Forest. Photo credit Chicago Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A young Bears fan got a very special birthday gift Tuesday-a trip to the team's training camp!

The Bears players towered over Tellyah Stringfellow, 11, on the practice field, but they let her take the lead to break the huddle.

Advocate Children's Hospital set up the visit for Stringfellow, who was born with a congenital heart condition.

She was given the VIP treatment--meeting players and even taking on player Darnell Mooney in several rounds of rock-paper-scissors.

Mooney won, but Tellyah still walked away with an autographed Bears helmet and other gifts from the team.

“It was amazing seeing her on the field,” Stringfellow's mother, Tameka Kilpatrick said. “This experience –we’ll never get this experience again. To see her out there with the players, we are blessed.”

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