SAN FRANCISCO -- Braylon Beam is going to Super Bowl 50.
The 6-year-old social media sensation has been an inspiration to the NFC champion Carolina Panthers for the way he’s battled since doctors discovered a brain tumor in February.
Much of that fight has been through his #JustKeepDancing campaign -- a perfect fit for a Carolina team known for its dancing -- that Beam and his parents created to help him deal with chemotherapy.
Beam and his parents are already in San Francisco. They flew here in a private jet provided by talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, who surprised the family with tickets on her most recent show.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 5, 2016
Beam has been with the Panthers all season. He served as their coach of the day for FanFest in August and was on the field after they beat Arizona in the NFC Championship Game.
“It was awesome," Beam told DeGeneres. “We were jumping on the field dabbin’ and people were hugging the fans and then we were crying."
Not only will Beam be at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday when Carolina takes on the Denver Broncos, but he’ll also be on the field before and after the game as a special correspondent for DeGeneres’ show.
Beam told DeGeneres he believes this is Carolina’s year, and then picked the Panthers to win 25-20.
His biggest concerns?
Carolina’s “Keep Pounding" drum will be on the field, so maybe the Panthers will let Beam bang that as inspiration. Beam banged the drum before a September home game against New Orleans.
Beam’s parents told ESPN.com that day the tumor was shrinking. A scan last month showed the tumor is stable.
No matter whether Carolina wins or loses on Sunday, Beam will be invited back to the "The Ellen Show" to tell the audience about his experience. Quarterback Cam Newton might be there too, DeGeneres said.