The mood at Enterprise Center in St. Louis last night was one of pure jubilation after the St. Louis Blues punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final after a dominating 5-1 win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final.
Longtime Blues fans were in tears as they celebrated in the stands, but perhaps no one was more emotional than 11 year old Laila Anderson. The young Blues fan has a rare disease called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis that restricted her to her home or a hospital bed for the past four months. But last week Laila got to venture out into the real world again when she was surprised with Game 3 tickets of the Blues/Sharks series.
Here’s the video her mother posted to social media after surprising her with tickets:
Someone cutting onions in here? Why are my eyes so misty?
Laila was in the crowd once again cheering her Blues on to victory last night, but she quickly dropped her fangirl role and went to work. The budding reporter grabbed the microphone and did an exclusive one on one interview with Blues forward Alex Steen and… she TOTALLY rocked it!
Check it out:
If that wasn’t sweet enough, here’s Blues forward Patrick Maroon telling an emotional Laila, “We fight for you.”
Enough with the onion cutting already!