WATCH: Blues trainer takes Stanley Cup to Barnes-Jewish Hospital for a special reason

"I just thought it would be a good idea to bring it back to the floor I was on and let the nurses and docs who took care of me, see it."

Brian Kelly
July 19, 2019 - 1:53 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The Stanley Cup has begun its three-day tour of St. Louis, as three members of the NHL champion St. Louis Blues including forward Pat Maroon's will have their personal day with the Cup. Its first stop was Barnes Jewish Hospital with assistant athletic trainer Dustin Flynn.

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Onlookers stopped and shot video as Flynn was handed the Cup, and posed for photos with his wife and young son. Then they put it on a cart to take inside and up to the 10th floor. Which has a special meaning for Flynn.

While on the road in January, Flynn had a sudden onset of severe headaches and other symptoms. While in Boston, he was diagnosed with a nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and spent a few days in the hospital there. He had CT scans of his brain, and mostly laid in a dark room to prevent more headaches.

"I came back here in St. Louis for a follow up. Then kind of had a flare-up during my follow-up and was readmitted here," Flynn says. "So I just thought it would be a good idea to bring it back to the floor I was on and let the nurses and docs who took care of me, see it."

Flynn was experiences severe headaches, with trouble eating and sleeping for nearly a month during the season. In early February he was cleared to return to work with some minimal limitations. You can read more about the story on CaringBridge.org.

Flynn says the rest of the day will involve family time and maybe a stop at bar in the evening.

Saturday, Pat Maroon gets the Cup for the day. Then Sunday it's video coach Sean Ferrell's turn.

No public events have been scheduled. 

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