Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Back Post: Kei Kamara interview 09/17/09

As I write this, the Kansas City Wizards are playing the Houston Dynamo in soccer. One of KC's best players is Kei Kamara, who played for Houston last year. He was one of the six Dynamo players who visited Maura in the hospital last year (on my birthday, just five days before she died). He blushed when Maura confessed that Kei was her favorite player. I believe he was truly touched. After that day, he wore her LiveTeal bracelet to several games. I just found these pictures and interview from shortly after being traded to the Wizards. (click on the link) He is wearing her bracelet in each shot and in the video. Actually, he is wearing the LiveTeal band in lots of the googled photos.
We had planned to go to tonight's game, but Joel wasn't feeling too well, so we skipped it. Too bad. I would have liked a chance to see him again. I wonder if he still wears Live Teal?


The Back Post: Kei Kamara interview 09/17/09

4 comments:

Mary said...

That is so cool!!!

Amanda said...

That was a good day. I remember Maura smiled from ear to ear. I agree-I think he was touched when she said he was her favorite player. It's neat that he had the bracelet on in those pictures and in the video.

Kathy said...

Erin,
I stopped by to wish you a Happy Mother's Day.
I'm sure this day was difficult for you but I hope you found some peace today...somewhere.
Sending Hugs
Kathy

TPB said...

I saw my blog (backpost.net) linked to yours and was curious.

First, please let me say I am sorry for your loss. As a father I do not want to even imagine what you and the rest of Maura's family have went through.

I have always meant to ask Kei about the Live Teal bracelet he wears but now I know. One of Kei's best friends on the team is Teal Bunbury. Kei has even tweeted that they were meant to be friends since he wears the Live Teal bracelet.

He definitely does still wear it. Look in http://www.tpbphoto.com/Sports/KC-Wizards-practice-4212010/11938356_4KYLK#845507045_ayrPu and you can see a bunch of shots of Kei with it on. In the middle of that gallery Kei was goofing around and playing goalie. He borrowed some gloves and was blocking shots barefooted.

When he got done playing around, he took the gloves off and left them by the goal for the keeper that owned them and walked in to the locker room. About 30 seconds later he came running back, the bracelet had been pulled of by the gloves and when he noticed it he ran back and found it quickly.

He definitely still wears it...