Sebastian Strong.  That was the theme of a charity event on Monday night at Buffalo Iron Works in downtown Buffalo in support of 9-year old Sebastian Bradley who has been battling terminal brain cancer. 

Some of the silent auction items at Monday's #SebastianStrong fundraiser (Dale Mussen photo)

His mom told me it was about two years ago that Sebastian started complaining of a headache and it wasn't until about a month later that doctors were finally able to determine the cause of his discomfort was actually a brain tumor.  Doctors were able to remove a good portion of it, but not all of it.  Ever since they've been trying to make him as comfortable and happy as possible.

Two of the things he loves the most is Legos and the Sabres.  One of the biggest surprises of his life came when Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart actually came to visit him.  It was a day he'll never forget.

Patrick Kaleta was one of the former Sabres who turned out for Monday's benefit (Dale Mussen photo)

Three former Sabres showed their support by coming out to Monday night's event.  Patrick Kaleta, Matt Ellis and Cody McCormick mingled with the crowd and posed for selfies.

Good turn out for #SebastianStrong (Dale Mussen photo)

Sebastian also teamed up with Oshei Children's Hospital to create what has become known as Sebastians Lego Club.  He wanted other sick kids to enjoy what has taken his mind off of his illness so a foundation was formed to provide new Lego sets for kids staying at the hospital.

Thanks to all of the people who came out to Monday night's fundraiser and to all the merchants and individuals who provided all of the items for the basket raffle and silent auction.  The family is grateful beyond words.