During their magical run to win the Stanley Cup, the St. Louis Blues heralded a good luck charm that was immediately embraced by the city. That would be Laila Anderson. Noted for her close companionship with Blues defenseman Colton Parayko and winger Alex Steen, Laila burst onto the national scene during the Western Conference Final, as a social media surfaced of her mom telling Laila she had been medically cleared to go to a Blues game.
Laila suffers from hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, otherwise known as HLH, a both rare and life-threatening immune disease. Laila started to gain popularity within the Blues fan base and organization, but she became known nationwide as aforementioned after the video was posted of her mom telling her she would be attending Game 3 of the WCF. Laila went on to attend several more playoff games and became known as the teams good luck charm. She even attended Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, and was on the ice after the game to celebrate and gave the Stanley Cup a kiss. She was also featured in the Blues parade and celebration downtown in the days following.
Laila captivated this city and team during the Blues Cup run, and the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame (bobbleheadhall.com) is paying homage to that. They have made Laila Anderson bobbleheads, which cost $25 with $5 of every bobblehead going to Laila’s choice of charity, which is the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, a hospital yours truly also spent a lot of time at as a child. They have already sold over 1,300 bobbleheads, meaning they will be donating over $6,500 to the hospital.
It is by no means too late to buy one of the bobbleheads, as they are not set to ship until October, just as the NHL season begins. To buy one, you can just click the link below:
If at least 700 more bobbleheads are bought, then the donation to the Children’s Hospital will exceed $10,000. If you can afford the expense, I highly recommend doing so in helping donate to such a great cause, and you also get a cool and rare bobblehead in the deal. The $5 of every bobblehead sold may not seem like much, but it adds up over time and we could all help make this great contribution to the hospital even more and hopefully get it to over that $10,000 mark. Please consider buying one and helping donate to a place that does so much good for the children of our city.