LSU coach Les Miles once again showed he has a heart as big as Tiger Stadium.
Miles penned a letter last March to support and encourage a “huge fan.” The fan, named Randy, had a wife who was battling cancer. She eventually lost her life.
The letter surfaced at a Christmas dinner for the family, Friday, and was tweeted out by a great nephew of the aunt and uncle.
The letter, dated March 12, 2015, begins with Miles saying:
“I wanted to reach out to you to offer some support. On our team, when one man cannot find his strength, his teammates support him and do everything they can to lift him up. Call them brothers. Call them guardian angels sent to Earth. We would not get by in life without those who lift us up. Your wife may have cancer but she is extremely lucky to have such a caring husband who serves as her strength when she cannot find the strength to find her own. I am aware that you are a huge fan and I figured this note was the least I could do to show my respect and support for a man who shows support of our football program and more importantly, his wife. Continue to be her light. You both are in my thoughts and prayers.”
My Aunt passed away due to cancer, so Les Miles wrote my uncle (huge LSU fan) this letter. Good man!! pic.twitter.com/vPNRqHIIlg
— /ari (@floridavarian) December 25, 2015
This wasn’t the first time Miles spoke to someone with cancer this year. Miles reached out to teenager Sid Ortis, who was an Alabama native but lifelong LSU fan who had terminal bone cancer. Miles visited with Ortis, who was the coach’s guest at Tiger Stadium for the Auburn game in September. Ortis died Oct. 31 at age 16.