College Athlete gives up career to save a life
Old 05-05-2013, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cameron Lyle: Heroic college athlete, 21, gives up his shot put career so he can donate bone marrow to leukemia sufferer | Mail Online

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University of New Hampshire shot put star is being hailed a hero after he quit his final athletics season so he can donate bone marrow to a stranger suffering leukemia.
Like the rest of his track and field team, Cameron Lyle, 21, of Plaistow, joined the bone marrow registry in his sophomore year and a few weeks ago, he learned he was a 100 per cent match for a 28-year-old man who has just been given six months to live.
But donating his bone marrow to the anonymous recipient means hell have to miss the final two meets of his career, including the America East Championships.
The decision, however, was a no-brainer, he said. I knew right away I was definitely going to donate, Lyle told the Eagle Tribune. I was pretty terrified at first, but it is starting to settle in.
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Wow...serious kudos to Mr Lyle
Stories like this actually restore my faith in humanity
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That's what I'm talking about, he better get a medal of some sort
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Good guy.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Bump for Question,

What this guy did was great and all, but he was a shot put star and only really gave up 2 meets. Didnt read much into the article so i dont know if the kid had olympic potential or anything, but as far as shot put goes there isn't much money/fame involved with the sport.

What if this guy was an andrew wiggins type athlete in a top 4 sport, would he give up 100 million dollars (assuming no injuries max player) to save this persons life? If anyone on this board would be in that kind of position i just mentioned, would you give up your career to save someones life?
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are you comparing personal goals, lifetime of hard work and practice for a final chance to reach a goal, to money potential?

Its the best HE can do. Its HIS top goal, everything he has been working for, and he is throwing t away. Might not be big money, bu tit is his dream, and you cannot put a price on that.

I understand your story though, it would be interesting to see if Wiggans would do the same....but thing is, a pro Basketballer can still play after that donation, a shot putter cannot.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I respect the guy for doing what he did. He worked ridiculously hard to get to where he was. But he had 2 meets left and was at the end of his career. I'm not trying to bash his dreams and goals, even though i think im going to get called out for saying what i just did.

Point is the article makes it seem like there wasnt much left in his shotput career. And I'm trying to play the 'what-if' game. What if this guy was really good, and had Olympic potential? Not much money but still many big goals and dreams to reach? Would he still do it? Would you do it if you were in his position?
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ya but, what was left, were the two meets he worked all those years for. Those are his NBA finals. So if he misses, ha the surgery, and works his ass off to get back to where he is, it doesn't matter as his eligibility is gone. He can't compete.

you aren't dead after the surgery, as far as I know you can still be an athlete, the money thing isn't really applicable. Know what I'm saying. shit, ya miss a year and poof, back in the game
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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the important thing is the fact that the dude went out of his way to save someone.
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