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Clemson Tiger Surprises Lifelong Fan In Hospice


Clemson Tiger surprised a lifelong fan in hospice care.

Spencer Glenn, 83, lives in a Greenville, S.C., nursing facility and receives hospice care.

After learning about Glenn’s love for Clemson University athletics, hospice staff were inspired to surprise him with the school’s mascot.

“The only time he smiles is when we talk about Clemson,” Jaime Hester, director of clinical services for Wren Hospice, told WLTX. “This is what brings the joy on the hard days.”

Glenn, who faces Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, was full of joy Friday morning in his room at Patewood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

“He was engaged in ways that he hasn’t been in quite some time,” said Cathie Glenn, one of Spencer Glenn’s daughter’s. “Nothing does that to him except Clemson.”

Glenn received a card signed by the team, a shirt and “many more special treats,” the hospice posted on Facebook.