For 11-year-old Laila Anderson, who’s been dealing with a life-threatening immune disease called HLH, she and her family were invited to fly to Boston for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Not only did Anderson see the Blues win the Cup, she was able to go down on to the ice and celebrate with the players.
Once all the players and coaches got the chance to raise the Cup over their heads, Anderson was brought down and with an assist from defenseman Colton Parayko, she got to hold up the Cup.
In the video below, the Blues’ biggest fan is also shown to be kissing the Cup as well.
A couple additional videos show that she also got to meet up with couple more players such as forward Alexander Steen and defenseman Robert Bortuzzo.
She also received championship apparel from the team when they won the Cup too.
Take it all in, Laila. 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/maNNLFA6WJ— #StanleyCup Game 7 on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) June 13, 2019
Anderson has been an inspiration for the team since they met her last October. During her time in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, she was able to find a donor and got a bone marrow transplant in January.
Representing her 100 days since her surgery, she went to ring the bell at the hospital.
For as much what she has gone through, Anderson said it will be a moment that she’ll never forget.
“I can’t thank enough for the team for the love and support,” Anderson said via Fox 2 St. Louis.
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