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Fans of the Eagles have attended all the games this season as a goal of the bucket list, with a bit of generosity from the birds – CBS Philly



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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The fans of the Eagles are loyal. That includes a man who promised to attend each of the Eagles' games this season as a wish list target.

And he has done it to everyone! But not everything was football for this former resident of Philadelphia.

We all have a list of things we want to do in life. Well, a fan of the Eagles faced the need to get it out. And the boy has gone the distance this season.

Koroun Butler has encouraged the Eagles from Dallas to New York, has met with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and head coach Doug Pederson.

And because of a chance encounter in a London cigar bar …

"Thirty minutes after arriving there, here comes [NFL commissioner] "Roger Goddell and they sit with me and we started talking," Butler said.

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The commissioner invited the fan to see the most recent game of the Eagles in Chicago from his air box.

So it seems that Butler is one of the most fortunate members of the Eagles nation. Except that is not exactly true.

"I guess the technical name is myocrinirus," Butler said. "Basically I had a virus that attacked my heart."

In February 2016, the condition caused Butler to suffer a stroke. Eyewitness News spoke with the Philadelphia native from where he now lives in Arizona.

"It's one of those things that puts things in perspective," he said.

With the recovery came that new perspective and a desire to wish list: attend all the games of the Eagles in the 2018-19 season.

"My original goal was to go to the regular season games and then we sneaked into the playoffs, now I have to go to Chicago," Butler said.

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A game has not been lost yet, and the Eagles will not be lost when they face the Saints, thanks to the Eagles' headquarters receiving information about their commitment on game day.

"Our Philadelphia Eagles actually take me to New Orleans for the game, they put me on and they show me a good time," he said.

The moral here, dream big and if you're a fan of the Eagles, it appears.

"We're going to do what we do and I want to say, at this point, I imagine why we should stop winning," Butler said. "We're playing with house money, so we could all go together."

Butler flies to New Orleans on Saturday and returns on Monday. With luck, he'll be preparing to attend another Eagles game.


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