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College Shot-Putter Gives Up Career to Donate Bone Marrow

Cameron Lyle forgoes athletics at the University of New Hampshire to aid a stranger with leukemia.
1:18 | 04/24/13

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If you need it and inspirational story to help you feel good about being alive boy have we got one for you and it's all thanks to a 21 year old. -- Cameron while he is a track and field star. At the University of New Hampshire but he has decided to give up his sport missing the final and most important competitions of his entire college career. So that he can donate his bone marrow to a complete stranger Ali knows is that the patient is twenty. And is dying of leukemia. Hand they are -- perfect match so Cameron joined the bone marrow registry some two years ago thinking he might never be a match for anyone then he got that call Nicholas. But it says a match -- said would you like to proceed and as it absolutely. Then end up the phone that Jack Kennedy realized. By the athletics -- -- Doctors told camera he had a one in five million chance of being a match for a non family member. Those odds came through and I know there's one. Wonderful woman watch -- -- home. Understands just how important -- if that's what's so great there is that -- generous act came even before the Thornton didn't even think about it. -- deny him right out and boy he's. He's a winner who I think he's a winner be all -- our books forever. Yeah. Thank.

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