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Baseball - Tue, Apr. 18, 2017

Life is precious, something Georgetown College baseball alum Trent Martin not only grasps but values. He saw his very active, athletic life style be thrown for a loop several years ago when he was diagnosed with leukemia. Through treatment he got better and has made a full recovery, but knows his story is a rare happy note against this disease. However, his touch with it did motivate him to find ways to educate and raise awareness for how others can help.

Leukemia is a type of cancer that battles the blood cells. One of the best methods to combat it is through bone marrow transplants. Bone marrow matches are rare, generally are found inside family members, but have been known to exist in unknown matches.

So for the second year in a row, Martin and the baseball team will host a bone marrow drive during Friday's 5 pm game with Brescia University. The test is a simple cheek swab and answering some questions – the reward initially is a free hot dog, chips and drink but ultimately could be saving someone's life.

This event is in connection with the campus wide Donate Life – awareness of all opportunities of donating organs and what not to help others in need.

"It was a real wake up for all of us when Trent got sick," said GC coach Micah Baumfeld. "To see the way he has handled it and made a difference already makes you see the blessing in the once scary situation. We are honored to help in any way we can to assist Trent with his passion to raise awareness and encourage all to get involved. We had a great event last year and expect even better on Friday."



 

 
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