Here are two sports-related stories that will hopefully make you feel a little better about humanity today.
First, that young lady in the banner pic is Nefeterius McPherson and upon first glance she may seem a little insane for wearing a West Virginia shirt at the Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium, but she’s actually – cue the dramatic chipmunk – a Texas Longhorns fan. So what’s the deal, babe? Why would you insult your own team by wearing the opposing team’s shirt to a home game?
Because she’s awesome, that’s why. In 2005, McPherson was diagnosed with a rare liver disease and doctors told her that she would eventually need a transplant. Finally, she got the call that a match was found, and her new liver was coming from a 12-year old West Virginia girl who died from a brain hemorrhage… damn it, my sexy French maid forgot to dust again.
While she was relieved to have a match, McPherson said she struggled with knowing her organ donor was so young.
“How could I be happy about the transplant when I knew a family across town was mourning the loss of their child, their baby?” McPherson told the Charleston Gazette. “I really struggled with that. I still do sometimes. It’s bittersweet.” (Via the HuffPo)
And that’s where the WVU shirt and McPherson’s general awesomeness come into play.