College Athlete Gives up Shot Put Career in Order to Donate Bone...

College Athlete Gives up Shot Put Career in Order to Donate Bone Marrow

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Cameron Lyle self portrait - shotputLike the rest of the University of New Hampshire track and field team, Cameron Lyle, 21, joined the bone marrow registry in his sophomore year. After all, it was a one in 5 million chance of ending up a match for a non-family member.

Then, a few weeks ago, the shot put star learned he was an exact match for a 28-year-old man on his last fight against leukemia.

He is now being called a hero after agreeing to quit his final athletic season so he can give the gift of life to an unnamed stranger who had just six months to live.

 

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