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07:51  13 june  2019
07:51  13 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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A heartwarming moment as two friends who inspire each other, celebrate victory, after going through some tough battles together. The St. Louis Blues and Colton Parayko won it for good luck charm Laila Anderson .

Laila Anderson did more than cheer on her favorite team to their Stanley Cup victory on Wednesday. She got to celebrate with St. Louis Blues as well. Anderson , the 11-year-old superfan of the Blues who has hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, a severe systemic inflammatory syndrome that can be

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The Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night to claim the franchise's first title. While goaltender Jordan Binnington may receive the lion's share of the praise for his terrific 32-save effort, Blues fans know who the true hero was.

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Superfan Laila Anderson's dream month ended at TD Garden as she kissed and hoisted the iconic Stanley Cup following St. Louis' historic win, with assistance from Blues defenseman Colton Parayko.

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Superfan Laila Anderson 's dream month ended at TD Garden as she kissed and hoisted the iconic Stanley Cup following St. Louis' historic win, with assistance from Blues defenseman Colton Parayko. Laila Anderson gives the Cup a kiss after providing the inspiration for the Blues ' # StanleyCup

Superfan Laila Anderson 's dream month ended at TD Garden as she kissed and hoisted the iconic Stanley Cup following St. Louis' historic win, with assistance from Blues defenseman Colton Parayko. Laila Anderson gives the Cup a kiss after providing the inspiration for the Blues ' # StanleyCup

The 11-year-old Anderson has become synonymous with the Blues' playoff run since her appearance in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals vs. San Jose. Anderson suffers from a rare, life-threatening autoimmune disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH. She first came in contact with the team when she met Parayko during a team event on Halloween, and the two kept in touch.

Her feel-good story quickly circulated through the national media, and the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum even created a bobblehead of Anderson with a portion of the proceeds benefiting St. Louis Children's Hospital.

While Anderson's battle toward 100 percent health may not be over — she received a bone marrow transplant in January, per STLToday.com — the magic of being a part of St. Louis' quest for its first Stanley Cup certainly helps.

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