Laila Anderson, the 11-year-old superfan suffering from a rare immune disorder called HLH, received a letter of support from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh after the St. Louis Blues captured the franchise’s first Stanley Cup with a win over the Bruins last month.
She had been confined to either her home or the hospital for months, but was cleared to attend Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals – where the Blues beat the Sharks.
The Blues then surprised Anderson with a trip to Boston to attend Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Blues beat the Bruins 4-1.
Walsh sent Anderson a personalized letter of congratulations, letting her know that he was excited for her win.
"Over the last 18 years or so years, we in Boston have been pretty blessed with championships by all of our sports teams," Walsh said in the letter. "It's an incredible experience and I sincerely hope you enjoy every moment of it!"
He also invited her to visit Boston again.
"I certainly can't promise you a cooler experience than standing on the Garden ice kissing the Stanley Cup,” Walsh said. “But Boston's a great city and would love to have you back.”
Information from SI.com contributed to this report.