BRIDGEPORT - Although the Sacred Heart University men's basketball team did not make it to the NCAA tournament, they made a big difference in the life of one fan.

The foundation Friends of Jaclyn looks to improve the quality of life for kids with brain tumors by pairing them with college sports teams.

Coach Anthony Latina and the Sacred Heart Pioneers adopted 10-year-old Brady, who suffered from a brain tumor and stroke.

Brady constantly attended the team's home games, and helped put a disappointing season in perspective. The team, in return, gave Brady hope.

Brady goes to physical and occupational therapy to try to regain his cognitive and memory losses. He also goes for an MRI every three months. So far, his tumor hasn't returned.