The Boston Bruins’ season came to a disappointing end when they fell in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to the St. Louis Blues last month. Of course, Blues superfan Laila Anderson was thrilled with the result.
Anderson suffers from a rare disease known as HLH, but that didn’t stop the 11-year-old from helping the Blues hoist the Cup at TD Garden. Despite the tough loss, Bruins fans were touched by her story, and it’s clear the Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, was as well.
Walsh recently sent Anderson a letter congratulating her on the Stanley Cup victory, while explaining how her story impacted him.
“I also want to let you know that you touched my heart and that of so many people here in Boston,” Walsh wrote. “…The courage you have shown is inspirational and we are all praying for you. I don’t know if you or your family plan to come back to Boston anytime soon, but if you should return please let me know as I would be very glad to meet you and your family and show you some more of Boston.”
Check out the full letter:
A very nice gesture from Mayor Walsh.
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