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Woman Fighting Cancer Gets Surprise Of A Lifetime From Texas A&M

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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 Wood has the story.

"It was just magical," said Shannon Underwood, who is battling cancer.

And uplifting...

And invigorating...

And, unplanned...

"I don't even know how I didn't find out about this that's what's so crazy," said Shannon.

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 3 years. 

"I can't give up," said Shannon.

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," said Shannon.

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...

"For 8 or 10 hours we didn't think about cancer," said Clay.

"That really is what 12th man is about - getting in, holding up a fellow aggie when they can't hold themselves up," said Shannon.

"Aggies take care of their own. They really do," said Clay

Doctors tell Shannon she's got a 30% chance of surviving.  She's keeping the faith...that fellow Aggies just restored.

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