BRADY QUINN’S BIGGEST FAN SADLY SAYS HER GOODBYE: Say what you will about Brady Quinn and all the fun photos that keep popping up. But the former Notre Dame QB meant a lot to people - especially a young girl in Wisconsin. Sadly, Quinn’s biggest fan finally succumbed to a rare disease:
Dyan Orr passed away Wednesday afternoon after a long battle with a Gorham’s Vanishing Bones Disease, a very rare lymphatic disorder with no known cure.Her dad grew up in South Bend, which helped Dyan develop her strong feelings for the Fighting Irish, particularly of Quinn, who became her favorite player.
Upon hearing of her condition, Brady personally called Dyan, and the resulting conversation was what she said was the greatest moment of her life.
Just a few hours before she died today, her parents took her out of her hospital room and to the flower shop, where they bought her one last gift - a copy of Men’s Health magazine, featuring Quinn on the cover.
Dyan agreed to donate her body to research in order to help find a cure for her rare disease. More information about Dyan can be found on her website.