BRADY QUINN GIVES A CALL TO HIS MOST IMPORTANT FAN: A 11-year-old terminally ill girl recently received a phone call from her all-time favorite player - Brady Quinn.
Dyan Orr of Portage, WI, has been suffering from lymphangiomatosis, a very rare disease that stunts bone growth and causes fluid to build up around the heart and lungs. She’s now on oxygen and confined to her parents’ bedroom. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for her disease.But in what she called one of the greatest moments of her life, Dyan received a personal call from Quinn. Before the phone chat, Dyan sent the Browns draft pick a photo of herself in an oversized Irish shirt. Quinn sent the photo back with his autograph, along with an autographed jersey.
“She adored him since he came to Notre Dame,” said Dyan’s father Mike, a former South Bend resident and life-long Irish fan. When opening the gifts from her hero, Dyan exclaimed, “That’s my boyfriend.“Dyan also received a call from ND head coach Charlie Weis. They talked about Weis’ daughter Hannah, who is suffering from a seizure disease.
Mike Orr said Weis was touched by Dyan “because she kept asking how Hannah was doing.”
More can be read about Dyan and donations can be made on her website.
*UPDATE*: Sadly, Dyan finally passed away.