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16-year-old Leukemia survivor to announce Broncos' first pick in 2016 NFL Draft

Take a break from the drama of the NFL Draft and appreciate the awesomeness of the kid who will announce the first pick for the Broncos.

When the Denver Broncos make their first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft next Thursday night in Chicago, the honorary announcer will be young but not without experience.

That's because 16-year-old Daniel Halpern has spent time "reporting" on the Broncos for Children's Hospital Colorado via his hour-long sports radio talk show that he broadcast to fellow resident patients. The show rapidly gained popularity and still broadcasts today. Over the past couple of years, Hailpern has hosted various Broncos players and other local sports celebrities on his show.

The young sports reporter even got to talk Broncos with NFL Live while at Super Bowl 50 in February.

A Leukemia survivor, Hailpern spent nine months at Children's Hospital Colorado in 2014 receiving care before and after a bone marrow transplant.

The Denver Broncos, the National Football League and Make-A-Wish Colorado have collaborated to grant Hailpern's wish of announcing the team's first pick alongside Commissioner Roger Goodell at the Draft.

"Make-A-Wish Colorado is beyond excited for Daniel's opportunity at the 2016 NFL Draft," said Joan Mazak, Make-A-Wish Colorado's President & CEO. "We are so fortunate to have the support of the Denver Broncos and to partner with such a great organization to help fulfill the wishes of our football-loving kids."

Hailpern and his family will fly to Chicago next week, spending several days immersed in draft-related activities.

The Broncos are scheduled to make their first selection in the 2016 NFL Draft with the 31st pick in the first round.