Young Blues Fan Laila Anderson, Battling Rare Disease, Celebrates With Stanley Cup

Arnold Nichols
June 16, 2019

And yes, St. Louis superfan Jon Hamm was there as well, scarf and all. "She's our inspiration - we look up to her, what she has to go through every single day", Blues forward Patrick Maroon told

It was a moment Laila Anderson and the rest of the St. Louis Blues had been waiting for: the moment they got to plant big kisses on the Stanley Cup. "She is such a warrior".

Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night set a record with almost nine million people tuning in, making it the most-watched National Hockey League game ever, according to NBC Sports PR. She is going through such a battle. "It was special to me". You know what? We went blues.

It also wasn't much of a surprise that she was clearly a crowd favorite.

The St. Louis Blues' run to the Stanley Cup has been memorable for all the team's fans, but it's safe to say no one is enjoying it more than Brett Hull.

With some freshly shaved faces, players piled into vehicles and were paraded through the downtown streets, many of them hopping off to share a good time with the common folk along the way.

Now that the Blues are champions, Laila has become a social media sensation, and people from the hockey community and beyond are sending their love and support.

She was there Wednesday night when her team won it all.

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