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Meeting Rodney Branum a SEC tourney highlight for me

Rodney Branum is a true blue fan battling cancer who has lost none of his passion for the Cats. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

Rodney Branum is a true blue fan battling cancer who has lost none of his passion for the Cats. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

During the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Nashville, I enjoyed being around many, many Kentucky basketball fans. Some I have known for years, some just a short time. Others I met for the first time either at the games, in downtown Nashville or at the J.D. Shelburne concert.

However, I doubt that I will ever forget meeting UK fan Rodney Branum. He flew to Nashville from Houston where he had been taking radiation treatment for cancer thanks to the generosity of a special group, Big Blue Nation Cares.

I got to spend about 45 minutes with Branum, his family and Chris and Cindy Cruz, two of the four members of Big Blue Nation Cares. I hated that we had to leave to make the SEC title game because I have never met a more passionate UK fan.

I wrote a story about Branum for the WLEX-TV website. Use this link to read a story I am sure you will enjoy because Branum has the same passion for UK that you do.

http://www.lex18.com/story/31531357/uk-fan-rodney-branum-grateful-for-what-big-blue-nation-cares-did-for-him-and-his-family

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