Herzlich's return something to celebrate

Boston College cancer survivor's biggest fan puts this feel-good story in perspective

Updated: September 5, 2010, 2:05 AM ET
By Justin A. Rice | Special to ESPNBoston.com

CHESTUNUT HILL, Mass. -- Sitting in the Alumni Stadium press box on Saturday afternoon, Sister Barbara Anne Hallman sported a gold Notre Dame wristwatch and a Mark Herzlich button over her heart.

"This is who I'm rooting for," the 75-year-old Franciscan nun from South Bend, Ind. said with a hand covering the button featuring the Boston College linebacker, who returned to the field for the first time Saturday since being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing's ...

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