By LARRY VAUGHT
Big Blue Nation Cares is a small group of people that helps UK fans with special circumstances attend Kentucky basketball and football games.
During the SEC Tournament, Big Blue Nation Cares arranged for Rodney Branum of Lexington and his family to attend the championship game. Branum came straight from receiving treatment in Houston for his cancer to watch the title game.
On Sunday, he passed away.
I reached out to Chris and Cindy Cruz, two Big Blue Nation Cares members who were in Nashville with Branum, for their thoughts on his passing: