On Monday, the Thunder had a couple of heroes in the audience.
Tyler Ryan of Edmond was honored during the game as our Devon Community Hero for his selfless actions last November. Tyler had pulled to the side of the road to help a stranded motorist when a vehicle began to veer their way. Without regard for his own safety, Tyler pushed the motorist out of the way and took most of the impact himself. After nine surgeries and losing one of his legs, he remains upbeat and optimistic.
It’s easy to see why he got probably the biggest cheer of the night. CLICK HERE to check out the video of Tyler’s story and the crowd’s amazing reaction.
Also at Monday’s game was Matt Shoush, a Thunder fan who had been decked out in Thunder blue shortly after receiving a double lung transplant in August. (CLICK HERE to read about him and see a pic.) Matt’s sister, Katie, tweeted a photo from Monday’s game and shared his family’s excitement over his progress:
I’m guessing Matt may not say he’s a hero, but judging from the smiles and excitement of his family and friends after seeing him do things he couldn’t have imagined doing prior to his transplant, I’d venture to say they would disagree .
- Karina Henderson