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Cedars-Sinai Nurse is Los Angeles Rams’ Fan of the Year

Operating Room Specialist Wins Ticket to the Big Game

Amanda Filimon, BSN, is an operating room nurse at Cedars-Sinai. She is also a U.S. Army veteran and a super Los Angeles Rams fan. In her mind, they are all interconnected. 

"I love sports. I love team things,” Filimon said. “Being in the operating room is a team atmosphere. Being in the military is a team atmosphere. And, of course, football is all about the team.”

Filimon grew up in the Midwest and was a huge Rams fan when the team’s home was St. Louis. She moved to Los Angeles in 2016—the same year the Rams did—and she and her husband immediately became season ticket holders. They haven't missed a home game since.

One reason Filimon loves the Rams is because of their community involvement, which includes helping at Cedars-Sinai events. 

"They're always there for Cedars-Sinai blood drives and different kinds of events out in the community that we have been a part of, whether it's running races or helping out at food banks," Filimon said. "You always see them front and center out in the community, helping, giving back, and just being part of what we need to do to make our city a better place.”

Earlier this year, Filimon’s husband entered her in a Rams contest for veterans, and she won. As the Rams’ Fan of the Year, her prize was tickets to this Sunday’ big game.

Filimon says she is so excited she can’t sleep. In her free time, she is attending numerous pregame events and is loving every minute of it. The only thing that could make her week even better would be if she got to meet her favorite player, Cooper Kupp, whose jersey she wears to the games.

No surprise that Filimon is predicting a big Rams victory. "I think it's going to be a beautiful Hollywood ending at the end of the day—that they are going to win at home in their home stadium, and I just I can't wait to see it.”

Read more on the Cedars-Sinai Blog: Cedars-Sinai and the LA Rams: Partners in Health