Howe shows courage

ROB LONGLEY

, Last Updated: 8:48 AM ET

Tomorrow will be Anne Howe's final chance to celebrate Thanksgiving.

And yesterday was the last time the life-long Argos fan will make the trip down to the Rogers Centre from her home in Victoria Harbour.

Yet, the terminally ill breast cancer victim felt blessed after an emotional tribute to her following the team's 33-8 win over Edmonton.

Howe, who has been attending Argos games for 47 years, was awarded a game ball and a jersery of her favourite player, Derrell (Mookie) Mitchell.

"It was an unbelievable day, the Argos have been here for us for so long," Howe said, choking back tears. "Today I am so blessed that they did this.

"I can't feel anything but I've lived a long life now."

Howe, who has been told her condition is terminal, wanted to make it to the Rogers Centre to see one final game.

She saw a win and was honoured with a post-game ceremony in the locker room.

"She's a special, special lady," Argos coach Mike (Pinball) Clemons said. "We've been in contact with her a long time as she was getting better through remission. I'm so glad she can make it back one more time."

Yesterday's journey wasn't easy, but also one she won't forget.

"This time I came down with a lot of medication and a lot of help," Howe said. "I just want to say to every breast cancer victim out there, hang in."


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