Posts Tagged game

A football game that touched my heart

December 9, 2008 / 194 Comments

This Sunday the Saints played the Atlanta Falcons and they won! This game was very different than any other…

I met a very special boy named Micah. He is 11 years old.

I saw the cutest little boy walking into the suite box next to mine and he had a “Bush” jersey on. I told him I liked his jersey and when he turned around I noticed he had a breathing mask on. He was very quiet and seemed exhausted.

I went to the restroom and his mother Val followed me in and asked me if I would take a picture with her son. She explained he had two weeks to live and was dying of cancer. When she left I literally cried in the bathroom and got myself together and went to go take a picture with him. His mother told me that Micah had a 109 temperature that morning but he still wanted to go see Reggie play!

My heart truly was breaking just seeing how sweet this little boy was… I had to do more.

Hornets basketball player and one of Reggie’s best friends Chris Paul was sitting next door in our box so I took Micah over to meet him. He was so excited. Then after the game I took Micah and his whole family with me down to the family section where only the family waits near the locker room for the players to come out to meet Reggie!

Reggie spent some time with him and Micah lit up! I know him meeting Reggie won’t ever change what he and his family is going through, but for those brief moments hopefully he could forget he was sick.

I know Reggie and I will never forget Micah.

Rainy game in Tampa

December 1, 2008 / 90 Comments

This weekend Carla met me in Tampa to join me at the Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans game. The Saints played a great game! Even though they didn’t win, the game was a lot of fun.

It was Reggie‘s first game coming back from his injury. He didn’t play the whole game, so he could take it easy on his knee. But it was a great warm up game for him.

It was pouring rain so badly, look at the poor cheerleaders probably freezing and dancing in the rain. Can you believe they don’t allow umbrellas in the entire stadium!? Everyone was sitting in their seats getting soaked.

I can’t wait for next week in New Orleans against the Atlanta Falcons!