Meet 11-year-old Laila Anderson, a huge St. Louis Blues fan who was diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, a rare immune disorder. She’s been a good luck charm of sorts for the team this year so they decided they needed her in Boston for game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Here’s Laila’s reaction after learning her doctor OK’d the trip:
— St. Louis Blues ? (@StLouisBlues) June 12, 2019
We’re not crying, you’re crying! OK, we’re all crying:
I just cried!!
Laila Anderson: I’ve accomplished my battle, so I knew the #STLBlues would, too!!
— Justin Andrews (@Justin_EAndrews) June 13, 2019
And here’s Laila down on the ice celebrating with the team after the won the game and the championship:
11-year-old Laila Anderson kisses the Stanley Cup.
— ESPN (@espn) June 13, 2019
— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) June 13, 2019
A bond that can't be broken. ??
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 13, 2019
— KMOV (@KMOV) June 13, 2019
Patrick Maroon greets Laila Anderson on the ice at TD Garden: "Lailaaaaaa! We did it princess!" pic.twitter.com/84V8TVOMou
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 13, 2019
Next stop, the parade:
“I’ll be on the parade float with all those boys” – Laila Anderson pic.twitter.com/FtpRpoSSkK
— Corey Miller (@corey_miller5) June 13, 2019
Yep, still crying.