Last November, NHL hockey team the St. Louis Blues heard a devoted fan named Laila Anderson needed their help. Laila has a rare disease called HLH, and she desperately needed a bone marrow transplant. So the team set up a table for Be the Match at a home game so fans could be tested to donate. Thankfully, Laila’s perfect match was found!
Fast-forward to last week when, thanks to the Blues and her bone marrow donor, Laila completed treatment at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. On Wednesday, Laila’s mom surprised her with even more good news: she would be seeing her beloved Blues play in-person at Game 3 of the Western Conference Final (from a suite, no less!).
Her reaction says it all:
“Throughout the long and arduous process of diagnosis and treatment… she never stopped smiling,” the NHL said of this brave little fan, “And she never stopped cheering on her Blues.”
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