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Jazz fan sisters enjoy playoffs from hospital instead of arena after illness

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Jazz fan sisters enjoy playoffs from hospital instead of arena after illness (Photo: Debbie Homma)

(KUTV) You can't talk about super Utah Jazz fans without mentioning the Pink Grandmas.

Two elderly sisters, Yeiko Homma, 92, and Keiko Mori, 88, have been showing up to games for 20 years.

But unfortunately, last week's Friday loss may have been too much for Keiko -- she ended up in the hospital at Intermountain Medical Center, after she suddenly collapsed the next day on Saturday.

"I fainted at home," Keiko said.

"She fell from a chair," Yeiko said. She happened to be at the house and helped get medical attention to her.

Keiko is now feeling much better after spending a week in the hospital. Doctors say she had a drop in her sodium. But spending the playoff games in the hospital has not stopped her from cheering on the Jazz from the hospital room, with Yeiko by her side.

"We would like to be there, but no choice. She is sick so we watch from here," Yeiko said.

Keiko is getting released from the hospital on Friday evening just in time to watch the game from home.

"They win in Los Angeles, so they are going to win today," said Yeiko.

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