81-year-old woman refuses surgery until NCAA tourney game ends
It’s March Madness, but one woman is taking it to another level.
With a collapsed lung and heading into surgery on Friday night, the 81-year-old Memphis fan wasn’t going to let the doctors begin until she finished cheering on her Tigers in the NCAA tournament.
As she laid on the operating table in the emergency room, the medical staff joined her in watching Memphis beat George Washington 71-66 to advance to the third round.
This 81-year-old woman in the ER wouldn't let doctors begin fixing her collapsed lung until Memphis game ended. pic.twitter.com/EQmKfHELNw
— Geoff Calkins (@geoff_calkins) March 22, 2014
No word on how the surgery went, but hopefully this true fan will be able to see Memphis attempt to upset No. 1 seed Virginia on Sunday.
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