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Fan who skipped chemo goes to wildcard game

11:53 PM, Oct 5, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Sometimes a picture is worth more than words. Sometimes it's worth two tickets. Two really good tickets.

The woman working the will call window at Turner Field tells Laura Stallings, "Oh you got great seats Laura, right there 104, behind home plate."

With a big smile on her face, Laura accepts the tickets and says, "Thank you ma'am."

One week ago, Laura Stallings was the mystery woman with the homemade poster announcing she had skipped chemo to see Chipper. A photo taken of her was seen and written about around the country. We found Laura and learned she has stage four kidney cancer that is not responding to treatment.

When the Braves heard about her lifelong love of Chipper, they ponied up two of the best seats in the house.

Tickets in hand, Laura says, "We were talking about it last game where we were sitting and how cool it would be to sit right behind home plate and then a week later we're there."

So amongst the sold out crowd of anxious fans, Laura sits in the best seat she will ever have, to watch her favorite ball player of all time.

Looking out at the field she says, "We are just in awe. Never been so close to the field where we could see everything."

There was no skipping chemo this week. So she is weak. And tired. But elated, as evidenced by this video taken by her friend.

For this 23 year old woman in a battle for her life -- this ballgame was so much more than that, to her.

"It's like a dream. I can't even believe it's happening."

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