Rhyan Loos, the six-year-old daughter of Missouri assistant Brad Loos and the granddaughter of Austin Peay head coach Dave Loos, is currently battling neuroblastoma – a rare form of childhood cancer.
Understandably, her family is looking everywhere for strength, and they got some from a very unexpected source.
According to The Kansas City Star, a 2004 Kansas graduate named Camille Andress has begun a #RallyforRhyan campaign aimed at raising money for Loos’ medical bills. And Andress is doing it with a pretty creative creative angle – she’s asking Jayhawks fans to put aside the rivalry with Mizzou and donate $26 – the point spread of the game between KU and Austin Peay – to the cause.
Andress is a licensed professional counselor in the Chicago area. “I can’t imagine what the family is going through,” she said. “And my hope is truly that they would just feel the love that can come from even a rival and have their spirits lifted.”
Stories like these show how sports can create such beautiful interactions amid unfortunate situations.
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