By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The St. Louis Blues surprised their superfan on Tuesday. Two members of the team, Alex Steen and Colton Parayko, presented Laila Anderson with a Stanley Cup ring.
The team received their Stanley Cup rings on Monday night in a private ceremony. Each ring is 10.6 carats in weight.
On the ring, it has two features. One is Laila for Anderson, who the team said they were inspired by her fight with her immunodeficiency disease. The other was homage to Gloria, a song the team adopted by Laura Branigan after a visit to a bar during their trip in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Anderson was surprised when she was presented with the ring. In addition, she put the ring on her finger.
She broke down crying once she realized what the gift is. She kept saying, “Oh my god.” She also said she shouldn’t be touching it.
Anderson became a viral sensation during the team’s postseason run. The Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in June to win their first Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history.
She even to attend the Western Conference Finals after being in isolation. Plus, as the team went to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Bruins in Boston, Massachusetts, she was there to see them win.
The teenager was then able to celebrate on the ice with the team after the Stanley Cup win.