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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Heroic College Athlete Who Retired So He Can Donate His Bone Marrow Has Two Liters Removed For Unknown Leukemia Patient

A University of New Hampshire track and field star hailed as a hero after he quit the team so he can donate bone marrow has given two liters of it to a complete stranger.

Cameron Lyle, a senior, grabbed national attention last week when he said he would selflessly end his collegiate track and field career to give the gift of life to a 28-year-old leukemia patient.

Mr Lyle does not know the patient's name, but was told that he had been given just six months to live.

The 21-year-old had joined the bone marrow registry back in his sophomore year, but it wasn't until two months ago that he was contacted because he was a 100 per cent match for the man.

He said that the choice to donate was a no-brainer, but doing so would mean that the promising shot put, hammer and discus-thrower would have to sit out the rest of the season.

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Anonymous said...

WOW! Now that's a hero!

Anonymous said...

Now this is what being a hero is all about. Everyone should register

Anonymous said...

It's Wonderful to read there are such good caring people in this world!

Anonymous said...

God bless him!