Through the efforts of Unity, a Journey of Hope, a nonprofit organization based in the Pittsburgh area that grants wishes to adults suffering from a life-limiting illness, John Bassin was treated to a wish.
Bassin, 57, took a memorable visit to Canton on Thursday. It was his hope to be able to tour the Hall with his children and grandchildren.
Bassin, of Waltersburgh, was joined on the trip by his daughters Toni and Tani along his four grandchildren Joel, Toymbae, Tyannah and Marcus.
They were given a guided tour through the Hall of Fame. Then, the Hall of Fame's curator, Jason Aikens, took the family behind the scenes into the archives.
Bassin said he was most excited to see Jack Lambert's shoes, the turf from Three Rivers Stadium, Joe Greene's complete uniform and shoes word by Franco Harris.
Aside from the tour, Bassin was treated to a gift card in the Hall of Fame store. The family also was provided with a hotel stay at the Canton Courtyard Marriott and a discounted meal at nearby Jerzee's restaurant.