McKinney, TX — A North Texas woman who is fighting cancer wanted to see her favorite team, the Texas A&M Aggies, take on Alabama last weekend, but what she got was the surprise of a lifetime, Teresa Woodard has the story.
Shannon Underwood, Fighting Cancer, "It was just magical."
And uplifting, and invigorating and unplanned, Shannon Underwood, " I don't even know how I didn't find out about this that's what's so crazy."
Shannon Underwood is battling for her life, husband Clay is right beside her. She has Hodgkins Lymphoma, cancer. It's back for the 4th time in three years, "I can't give up..."
A trip back to their alma mater sounded like good therapy. So they decided to road trip and tailgate, at Texas A&M versus Alabama, "Life is now, you live every single moment to the fullest you possibly can for me it fills my heart with joy to be in my favorite college town in the entire nation...it's where most of my memories, the best memories of my life are in college station."
Even better now, thanks to a single post on an Aggie alumni website; a friend asked where Shannon and Clay should tailgate and soon Aggies did, what Aggies do.
They gave tickets, sideline passes, a shopping spree, dinner and donations. $12,000, everything raised within hours and the cash hasn't stopped coming in yet, Clay Underwood, "For 8 or 10 hours we didn't think about cancer."
Shannon Underwood, "That really is what 12th man is about - getting in, holding up a fellow Aggie when they can't hold themselves up."
Clay Underwood, "Aggies take car of their own. They really do."
Doctors tell Shannon she's got a 30 percent chance of surviving. She's keeping the faith, that fellow Aggies just restored, Teresa Woodard, Channel 8 News.