Laila Anderson Is Meeting The Person Who Saved Her Life This Week

Get the Kleenex ready.

December 2, 2019

11-year-old Laila Anderson has become nationally known as the good luck charm for the St. Louis Blues, leading them to a Stanley Cup victory in 2019. After spending the last two years fighting a rare immune disorder and waiting for a life-saving donor, she defeated her disease and is making a healthy recovery. While Laila has been credited with bringing life to the Blues last season, it’s now her turn to meet the person who saved her life. 

This Thursday, Laila will be meeting Kenton, the 19-year-old college student who saved her life. Be The Match, the nonprofit that facilitated Laila’s transplant will be hosting a soiree in St. Louis where the two will be meeting on stage for the first time. Kenton’s marrow donation has been a gift for more than just Laila, but for every person who loves and cares for her. Now, Laila is paying it forward. In an effort to raise awareness about Be The Match, Laila wants to tell the world about the importance of marrow donations, like Kenton's, and how anyone can be a part of saving a life.

Laila wants to make sure everyone is part of the Soiree!  Physical tickets are sold out, but virtual tickets are available. In exchange for a $100 donation, members of the public can watch a live stream of the emotional moment Laila and Kenton meet. $100 covers the cost of adding one person to the National Marrow Donor Registry. Tickets are on sale now at www.bethematch.org/laila