A big fan of the Mizzou Tigers, Lisa Tribble of Unionville had long held plans to attend the university’s Homecoming festivities this year.
However, Homecoming is taking on a new significance as Lisa will be named the Homecoming game’s honorary captain, representing cancer patients at Boone Hospital’s Stewart Cancer Center.
Going into 2013, Nicolle Blacketer knew this year would be a turning point.
She had been accepted into the pre-med program at Florida State. She planned to move from her home in mid-Missouri and begin classes this summer.
But her life suddenly pivoted in another direction after a call from her doctor in early February.
The Tigers were simply off the mark. The packed Hearnes Center crowd was getting nervous.
Norm Stewart’s team was ranked fifth in the nation, riding a 10-game winning streak.
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