The #1 thing on Eric wanted to do on his Bucket List was to get as many people as he possibly could to sign up on the bone marrow registry. Read the story below about a senior thrower on the University of New Hampshire track & field team who just gave up the final weeks of his career to save the life of a complete stranger. What an awesome story, this guy is a hero. If you're not on the bone marrow registry already, it's time to sign up today.
April 23rd, 2013 - ABC News -
Cameron Lyle, a Division I college athlete in New Hampshire, has decided to shorten his athletic career for a chance to save a life.
The University of New Hampshire senior will donate bone marrow Wednesday, a decision that abruptly ends his collegiate athletic career but one that he calls a "no brainer."
Lyle, 21, had his mouth swabbed to join a bone marrow registry two years ago in the cafeteria at school. He didn't think any more of it until a few months ago when he got a phone call that he might be a match. He took more tests and discovered a month later that he was a perfect match.
On January 8th, 2013, L.I.F.E. received the call for help from Monica Contreras, a 29 year old from Neenah, Wisconsin battling breast cancer. Many costs are associated with treatment, travel, and lost time. L.I.F.E. eagerly responded and hopefully eased the burden in our own some small way. Thanks to the many donors out there who have worked hard to make this possible, we are happy to help. Best of luck Monica, keep us posted on your progress!
We aren't quite sure how to say this, but less than 2 months after we first learned about Katelyn Ruckmann's story, we are very saddened to learn she just lost her battle to APL yesterday. She was just 19 years old. Please keep her friends and family, especially her mother Angela, in your thoughts and prayers. Her goal was to raise awareness for Leukemia. She and her mother started a foundation called Rock the Cure 4 Leukemia. Hopefully we were able to make her life easier for her in some way while she was still here. She always be remembered for the good spirited beautiful young woman that she was.