SUPER BOWL BOUND
Medford’s Logan Pleschourt and his older brother, Anthony Lique, were attending the Minnesota Vikings’ divisional-round playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints on Jan. 14 at U.S. Bank Stadium when a surprise visitor came to ask him a question.
The visitor, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, wanted to know if Pleschourt wanted to go to the Super Bowl.
“Of course I said yes,” Pleschourt said. “He said he wanted me to be there and gave me two tickets.”
Pleschourt said he was shocked when Goodell walked up to him and began to speak.
“We were actually talking about him before he came to talk to us,” Pleschourt said. “Once he gave me the tickets, I really didn’t know what to say.”
Pleschourt, a sophomore at Medford High School, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Oct. 4.
Miraculously, after undergoing intense chemotherapy treatment the past four months, doctors no longer see any cancer in Pleschourt’s body.
“He had his last round of chemo on New Year’s,” said Pleschourt’s mother, Heather Lique. “He goes in on Feb. 9 to have his final tests and scans and all that. So, we will find out everything that day.”
Lique said the family would like to thank the For A Day Foundation because they’re the ones who gave Pleschourt tickets to the Saints game and started everything.
“I’m not sure how it all transpired from there and how Goodell found out,” Lique said. “It just means a lot to us. Everyone had been so supportive and tried to do so much for Logan and our family.”
The For A Day Foundation also worked it out so the family received two additional tickets so they all could attend.
“I didn’t know who to chose and it was hard decision,” Pleschourt said. “So they ended up sending two more tickets which made things easier for me.”
Lique said she’s not a huge football fan, but she is extremely thankful for the chance to attend the game with her family.
“I’m going so I can see Logan enjoy it all,” she said. “I’m just looking forward to seeing the look on face and enjoying the whole experience.
“Everything has just been kind of whirlwind,” Lique continued. “We are very excited for Logan to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Pleschourt said he is a weird combination of a Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers fan, but he will be cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles in the big game.
“I’d just like to see them win,” he said. “I’m sure it’s been a while since they have been in the Super Bowl. I just can’t wait to be at the game and soak everything in.”