Laila Anderson bobblehead created to benefit St. Louis Hospital
St. Louis Blues fan Laila Anderson has become such an inspiration to the team, fans, and hockey world in general, that she now has her very own bobblehead. This continues what has to have been quite the few weeks for the 11-year-old, who was on hand to pump up the Blues during Game 3 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final.
The National Bobblehead Museum has put an Anderson bobblehead on pre-sale, with a goal of shipping the figurines by October of 2019. The website notes that $5 from every bobblehead sold (they’re going for $25, plus shipping) will be donated to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where Anderson is receiving treatment for HLH, a rare, life-threatening condition that attacks the immune system.
“I’m really excited to be having my own bobblehead, especially since they support such a great cause!” Anderson said, via The National Bobblehead Museum’s press release. “Thank you to the St. Louis Blues and to hockey fans everywhere for all the love and support.”
Here’s a look at the bobblehead in GIF form, because you have to see that bobbling, right?
The National Bobblehead Museum explains some of the elements of the bobblehead, including the bell:
The bobblehead features Laila on a hockey-rink base with her signature jean jacket holding a replica of the sign that she held up during a recent playoff game as well as the bell that children at the Children’s Hospital ring when they finish their chemotherapy treatment.
For more on Anderson’s experiences, including her friendship with Blues defenseman Colton Parayko, check out the videos above and below.
Game 5 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final airs on NBC at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday (stream here).