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 Post subject: This is heroic.
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:53 pm 
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— Last month, Cameron Lyle of Plaistow had a decision to make.

He could finish up his senior season of track at the University of New Hampshire, or he could give the season up and have an opportunity to save someone’s life.

It was a no-brainer.

Lyle will be donating his bone marrow to an anonymous recipient on April 24. As a result, he will have to miss the final two meets of his career, including the America East Championships, where he was hoping to throw shot put .

“I knew right away I was definitely going to donate,” said Lyle, who graduated from Timberlane Regional High School in 2009. “I was pretty terrified at first, but it is starting to settle in.”

Lyle had his mouth swabbed during his sophomore year, when many UNH athletes were being encouraged to join the bone marrow registry.

He didn’t think anything of it until a few months ago when he received a call from the National Marrow Donor Program telling him there was a possibility of being a match. Just a few weeks ago, the news was more clear. He was a 100 percent match.

“They told me it was a one in 5 million chance of me being a match for a non-family member,” Lyle said. “They gave me the timeline and everything’s been moving quickly after that.”


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 Post subject: Re: This is heroic.
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Great story! Great kid.

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 Post subject: Re: This is heroic.
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A friend of mine did the same thing. Was on a list to donate marrow for months, then had to drive to the hospital on very short notice. Pretty cool of him to do. Granted, my friend didn't give up a sport to do it.

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 Post subject: Re: This is heroic.
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I'm on the bone marrow registry, and I feel somewhat fortunate that I haven't been called, yet. I know it's going to hurt like hell if it ever happens.

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That's pretty awesome of you sarlacc.

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 Post subject: Re: This is heroic.
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Thanks, I realize that, re-reading what I typed, it can come off as a humblebrag, so I want to clarify that it was meant to showcase that the dude has some real balls to do this given that it's not exactly like donating blood. So kudos to him.

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 Post subject: Re: This is heroic.
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I didn't take it as a humblebrag at all and I don't think anyone else would either.

I took it as an opportunity to ask myself what I've done for others recently. So that's good.

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 Post subject: Re: This is heroic.
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I didn't take it as humblebrag either, but there's nothing wrong with a little humblebrag when you're putting your money where your mouth is in terms of helping save someone's life.

...Unless you cancel the appointment when you get the call from the hospital to donate your marrow. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: This is heroic.
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Bless him!

Thanks for sharing!! :th2thumbs:

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