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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Blues superfan Laila Anderson gets her own bobblehead doll

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St. Louis Blues superfan Laila Anderson is getting a cool honor.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum created a bobblehead doll of Anderson, the 11-year-old fan who has become an inspirational figure for the team.

The bobblehead, which is available for presale, “features Laila on a hockey-rink base with her signature jean jacket holding a replica of the sign that she held up during a recent playoff game, as well as the bell that children at the Children’s Hospital ring when they finish their chemotherapy treatment,” a press announcement said.

Anderson is fighting a rare life-threatening immune disease called Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). The company, which received approval from Anderson and her family for the bobblehead, will donate $5 to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for each bobblehead sold.

Anderson is a big Blues fan and got connected to the team when she met Colton Parayko during an event at St. Louis Children’s Hospital on Halloween. The two developed a friendship that has continued since then, and Anderson’s relationship with the team and fanbase has grown in turn. She has become an inspirational figure for the team and fans while also drawing inspiration from their postseason success.

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