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Blues superfan Laila Anderson hoists Stanley Cup

Laila Anderson Stanley Cup

One of the coolest parts about the St. Louis Blues win their first ever Stanley Cup was seeing superfan Laila Anderson get her much-deserved moment to celebrate.

Anderson was cleared to travel to Boston for Game 7 of the series. The dedicated 11-year-old fan got to watch her favorite team win it all in person, and she even had an opportunity to hoist the Stanley Cup on the ice at TD Garden after the game.

Anderson formed a friendship with Colton Parayko, who helped her hoist the trophy, during a visit he made to St. Louis Children’s Hospital on Halloween. The two kept in touch and provided mutual motivation as the team tried to win the Cup and Anderson battled HLH, a systemic inflammatory syndrome. Anderson went viral for a video that showed her reaction to being cleared by a doctor to leave the house for the first time in four months to attend one of the team’s conference final games against San Jose. Since then she has been a figure of inspiration for the team and its fans.

Here are some other videos showing her reactions after the team won it all.


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