Cancer Survivor’s Sign Inspires Portland Trail Blazers During Game 4 Comeback Victory (Pics)
On Sunday night, the Portland Trail Blazers went to the locker room at halftime in need of a spark. They were trailing the Houston Rockets by 10, and after winning the fist two games of the series on the road, they were in danger of letting the Rockets right back in the series.
Then something remarkable happened. During the game, Blazers broadcaster Mike Barrett noticed somebody in the crowd at Portland’s Moda Center holding a pretty amazing sign, so he tweeted a photo of her…and it went viral pretty much immediately.
Take a look and you’ll understand why:
That woman’s name is Haley Bellow. She’s a college student majoring in social work at George Fox University, and just like her sign says, she recently beat cancer—non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, to be specific. Bellows won tickets to the game on Sunday and, still high on the good news that her cancer was in remission after a year of chemo, she decided to celebrate by trying to get on the jumbotron. So she threw on her Damian Lillard jersey, grabbed some poster board, and got to work.
Of course, we don’t know for sure that the team noticed Bellows’s sign during the game. However, we certainly know they dug deep and found the will to beat the Rockets and take a commanding 3-1 series lead. And we also know that Lillard gave a shoutout to Bellows on Twitter after the game.
So if this sign didn’t inspire the Blazers in Game 4, you can be damn sure there will be a picture of Haley Bellows and her sign on the bulletin board prior to Game 5.
Hat Tip – [KATU.com]