I hadn't seen this posted. A terpy, short love story well worth the read...
"When Scott Bloyer was asked by his hospice nurse if he had a wish that he would like to be granted, he perked up and said he would like to take a trip to meet the University of Maryland men’s basketball team.
That was Monday, April 7.
Bloyer is an avid fan; his apartment and truck are decked out in support of the Terrapins.
A couple of days after Bloyer made his wish, and plans were just beginning to get under way, the urgent email came...."
"Scott is declining rapidly, is there any way that you can have a player come up to see him at his bedside?"
That was Wednesday, April 9, at 3 p.m. By 4 p.m. that same day, plans had been made and confirmed.
Assistant coach Juan Dixon and Dez Wells arrived at Bloyer’s Boonsboro apartment the next morning, on April 10, with gifts in hand.
The two drove from College Park, Md., to grant Bloyer’s wish.
Bloyer’s family and friends were at his side for the very special visit.
Dixon and Wells brought a basketball, sneakers, baseball cap, shirts, you name it — and they autographed everything.
Dixon even gave Bloyer the shirt off of his back because Bloyer liked it so much.
The visit lasted a little more than an hour as Wells had to get back for an 11 a.m. class.
On Sunday, April 13, Bloyer died.
His family requested that everyone attending his services wear Terps attire.
Bloyer was buried in the shirt that Dixon gave him.
Bloyer was 39 years old and had testicular cancer.
Hospice of Washington County began granting the wishes of their patients on Oct. 1, 2013.
This is the 13th wish granted to date.