Injured Elderly Fan Back at CWS
Says Foul Ball Did Not Hurt Her Spirit
A woman who got badly hurt from a foul ball earlier in the series, returned to cheer her team on. Video by kmtv.comvideo
Omaha, NE - 84-year-old Helen Wynia was back in her seat in Section 113 again Thursday night. She's bruised, battered and stitched-up but still pulling for her beloved Wildcats.
Wynia, who's from the Oakland, Iowa area, was at Sunday's game between Arizona and UCLA when a foul ball plunked her on the arm. Paramedics rushed to her side but she was not worried about them or her arm, "it didn't hurt that bad." Holly Hurrell, her daughter, said " it was a mess and she looks at me and says did you get the ball ? that's all she cared about".
It took 27 stitches to close her wounds. On Thursday night, Arizona Coach Andy Lopez presented her with a ball signed by all the players and gave Helen a big hug. Her only advice to him : win today. Something the Wildcats did, perhaps in Helen's honor.