For any college athlete, senior night will be an emotional night, no matter the sport. However, Purdue’s Isaac Haas had another reason to be emotional during Purdue’s senior night on Sunday.
While addressing the home crowd, Haas broke down in tears as he thanked the Purdue fans for supporting his sister and her battle with epilepsy, resulting in a rousing cheer from the crowd.
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Here’s what Haas said to the fans:
“I just want to thank everybody in the community for helping my sister. You have no idea how much that means in our family. You have no idea. Thank you so much.”
Earlier this seasson, Purdue raised money for epilepsy research, according to an article by SB Nation’s Richard Johnson. Haas has a close bond with his sister, and has previously stated that he dedicates his play to her.
The Boilermakers defeated Minnesota, 84-60, on Sunday night, ending their regular season on a high note. As they enter the Big Ten Tournament, Haas will continue to compete on the court for his sister, as she continues her fight with epilepsy.
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