Bumped. Another example of what makes being a Bruin so special. GO BRUINS. -N
Like any Bruin, one of Tyler's favorite things in the world is going to UCLA basketball games. He's already in prime Bruin Den form: screaming his lungs out on defense, raising a finger for free throws, and always, always staying to dance to "Rover" at the end of victories. Unfortunately because of his chemotherapy treatments, he hasn't been able to go to as many games as either of us would have liked. This week, he had a long, full day of treatment Wednesday; and while I had already purchased a pair of tickets for the UCLA-Cal game, I really wasn't expecting Tyler to be up to going. I don't know why I ever doubted my Gutty Little Bruin, as he was decked out in UCLA gear and ready to go about 8 hours before tip off.
As you know, the Bruins put on quite a show last night, and Tyler had a great time watching UCLA put away the Bears. As an added bonus, the UCLA Dance Team (which is aware of Ty's situation) invited Tyler to join them for the Alma Mater and for his favorite, Rover. He was a tad nervous at first, but once "Rover" started playing, he cut loose and had a blast:
Full Flickr photoset here.
A huge thank you to the UCLA Dance Team. They turned what was already a fun night into a cherished memory.
Tyler was obviously thrilled with getting to be on the court at Pauley Pavilion. He kept singing "Rover" and dancing as we walked out to our car. Then, just as we got to the car Tyler said, "Dad, you know what else was great about tonight? I was really pleased with UCLA's defense!"
I can't imagine being any prouder.