BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One Baltimore Ravens fan loves the team so much, she wasn’t going to let recovering from surgery stop her from watching her team take on the Chiefs during Monday Night Football.
Lindsey Cohen, 23, is fighting triple-negative Stage 3 breast cancer. But just six hours after a double mastectomy, she asked for her favorite Ravens scarf and turned on the game.
“This is what a hardcore fan is,” her aunt Elizabeth Crutchley tweeted. “She is a true Baltimore girl! She just had a double mastectomy and as soon as she hit post-op she had to have her purple on and game on TV!”
— Elizabeth (@rivercanal17304) September 29, 2020
“She was yelling at the tv, the Ravens mean so much to her,” Crutchley told WJZ.
Lindsey has been fighting breast cancer since May.
“She felt a lump in her breast, called the family doctor there, so they did a biopsy and it turned out to be triple-negative Stage 3 breast cancer,” Crutchley said.
Crutchley said her niece has long been a huge Ravens fan and the team is a big part of what’s getting her through her chemotherapy and surgeries.
“The one thing that always kept her spirits up was having Baltimore and having the Ravens go through training and if you just cut Lindsey she bleeds purple and Old Bay,” Crutchley said.
Crutchley has been raising money for Lindsey’s treatment since the spring by walking along the roads of Eldersburg where lives, by dressing up in different outfits.
She’s hoping to walk a total of 511 miles, the distance between her and Lindsey- who’s undergoing treatment in Cincinnati.
“I’m out there getting money for her,” Crutchley said. “Also, I’m trying to raise awareness that breast cancer can affect anyone- men, women any age.”
While Lindsey’s still got a long road ahead, she’ll be donning her Ravens scarf and cheering on her team to help her power through treatment.
“The Ravens to her and to this family to us- Ravens and Baltimore is family,” Crutchley said.
Her parents have set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for her medical expenses.
Lindsey, we wish you all the best in your recovery and we’re rooting for you and the Ravens!