BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An anonymous donor is turning a Louisiana Saturday night in Tiger Stadium into a dream come true for a young Ascension Parish boy.
A woman who asked not to be identified sent two tickets to WAFB-TV for this weekend's LSU football game against Alabama. She simply asked that the tickets be used to make "a dream come true for a young boy or girl."
Through the station's "Hand It On" project, the station contacted workers at Our Lady of Lake Children's Hospital. They put us in touch with the family of 12-year-old Chandler Rogers. Chandler arrived at the hospital thinking he was going to be interviewed about the good work that's done there. And, he should know. Chandler, who's fighting kidney disease, has been a patient at the hospital six times in the past two years. "They're very nice and caring," he said. "I felt like, sometimes, I didn't even have the kidney disease," he added. Doctors recently determined Chandler's disease has stopped progressing.
A smile covered the boy's face as, during the interview, he was presented with tickets to Saturday's game. The seats are between the 40 and 50 yard lines.
He plans to bring his father, Lee, to the game with him. "He'll have a good time," his father said. "And, to know there's somebody out there that would just give this and say, here, give this to somebody. It's overwhelming to see the care people have and we're very appreciative of the donor."