Letter: Riding high

By The Daily Illini

I would like to thank the Fighting Illini for one of the best, most fun “rides” I’ve ever taken.

My brother, currently stationed in Iraq, grew up in Illinois. And even though his current residence is in North Carolina, he’s an Illinois fan, through and through. I’ve been focused on March Madness this year because of my brother Craig’s focus on it.

The Fighting Illini’s 2005 journey has been a tie that’s bound my brother and me even more closely together. Watching this team play has helped cut through the distance between us and has helped me focus on something fun and positive – something other than how in harm’s way my brother is.

My glass is not just half full, Illini – it’s overflowing. I’ve had one of the best times of my life, following your “heart and soul, together as a team” games with my brother all the way to the Championship.

Thank you for the wonderful journey it has been (and will continue to be). Your season this year is one of the most treasured memories of my life.

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Michelle Sullivan

Chatham, Ill., resident