Returning from her final chemotherapy treatment, DePaul athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto noticed a commotion outside her home near campus.
"There must be some kind of protest going on," she thought.
As her husband drove closer, she realized at least 100 people were around her front porch, and almost all of them were wearing the school's blue and red colors. Then she recognized the faces of athletes and coaches and heard them cheering and chanting, "J-L-P."
"It was, 'Oh, my gosh, it's our kids,' " Lenti Ponsetto said. "It was the first time I cried. I burst into tears. There were big hugs. It was kids from every sport, our coaches...