Dream To See UK Play Comes True For 83-Year-Old Solid Blue Fan

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Updated: 10/24/2012 11:27 pm
A dream comes true at Rupp Arena for one Solid Blue fan.  Daphne Sanders lives and dies with UK basketball.  She is finally seeing her first game in-person at 83 years old. 

It's hard to believe a year ago Sanders couldn't even walk, but she was revitalized last year watching the 'Cats magical championship season. 

"I'm thrilled to death," said Sanders.

She's thrilled, because she's here to see the Kentucky Wildcats in-person for the first time ever.

"I have always been such a good fan of the Wildcats, and to come here to a home game, it feels so good.  I am so happy," said Sanders.

Sanders made the trip to Rupp from a Brownsville nursing home.  Wearing UK socks, a shirt, a pin, and even UK earrings, she says her hat holds special meaning.

"My son passed away five months ago, and I wore his cap.  I brought part of him with me," said Sanders.

Sanders always talked about coming to a game with her son.  With him on her mind, she says she's going to cheer on the Wildcats with all of her heart.

"I'm gonna be so loud they can hear me all over the place," said Sanders. 

The wish she almost gave up on happened, and it's a dream come true.
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