ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. - Sunday's Vikings-Packers matchup was much more than a game for Marvin Lucas.
"Win or lose, this is an opportunity to spend with family," said the 58-year old from Spicer, MN. "This is phenomenal."
Marvin and his twin brother Marcus met other family members in St. Louis Park Sunday prior to attending Sunday's game. The two won tickets to the border battle after an Iowa radio station heard their story.
In August, Marvin was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer in the bone marrow. The illness is incurable, but Marvin's condition will slightly improve after a stem cell transplant from his twin brother.
"I would do anything to help," says Marcus. "I didn't think twice."
It's good news, but it's meant their relationship has been more about hospitals and treatments than making lasting memories.
But having tickets to the biggest Vikings game of the year will change that.
"All my trips to Minnesota this year have been to be by his side," says Marcus, who's from Des Moines. "This is the best excuse to come up."
For these two, it's more than a day at the Dome.
"It's a win-win," says Marvin. "These are good memories."
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