Taitlyn Hughes (right) and her sister attend a WVU game. Hughes, of Martinsburg, died from a brain hemorrhage at the age of 12 last November. An avid football fan and registered organ donor, Hughes' memory is living on through Nefeterius McPherson of Killeen, Texas.
Nefeterius McPherson, 38, is a fifth-generation Texan, but she wore gold and blue to the WVU-Texas game on Oct. 6 in honor of Taitlyn Hughes. In fact, she wore Taitlyn's shirt.
McPherson met with Taitlyn's family three months after her surgery and continues to have a close relationship with them, including Taitlyn's mom, Nicole Siva (right).
McPherson's cousin attended the University of Texas with WVU cornerbacks coach Daron Roberts. McPherson was introduced to Roberts following the game.