Howdy fans in Broncos country! My name is Lauren H. and this is my first year as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader. So far it has been an amazing start to the season with exciting games, challenging practices and fun events and charities going on throughout the Denver area. I have soaked up every second of these experiences along the way and cannot even begin to explain how thrilled I am to see what is in store over the next few months. If it is anything close to last Monday night’s game against the Raiders, then I could not be more exhilarated!
I wanted to share with you all about an amazing opportunity I was given as a DBC. Last week, I was invited to visit the Children’s Hospital and see a young man named Alex who is currently a patient at the hospital. It was Alex’s 19th birthday and being a big Denver Broncos fan, we thought it would be a great idea to surprise him with some great Broncos gear and some birthday cake! After giving him his presents, he had promised us that he would wear his new Broncos hat and Broncos t-shirt for the big game against the Raiders! Alex loved what we had brought him and we were honored to be there on his very special day.
It was such a great day to celebrate Alex’s 19th birthday, but we also learned some wonderful things about him as well. Not only did we learn that Alex is a huge fan of the Broncos, but we also learned that he loves Christmas! His room was decorated with colorful Christmas drawings and a massive green and red sign from the hospital staff that read, “Happy birthday Alex!” It was apparent that Alex is truly loved there at the hospital! Something else that we had learned about Alex was that he is a very talented pianist who has been playing the piano since he was only four years old. Playing the piano is one of his many passions and he lit up as we asked him questions about his talent. It was incredibly moving to see how passionate he was on the subject. Here is a video of one of his amazing performances on the piano…
After meeting and spending time with Alex, I truly feel touched to have met such an amazing person! I hope to be able to be a part of many more experiences such as these and meet more people like Alex. I will never forget such a great day and hope others can be given the opportunity I was given. Go Broncos!