|USC Upstate baseball player Cody Brittain (left) donated blood marrow to help|
his brother, Austin, in a fight with AML leukemia. (Photo provided by the Brittain family)
She mentioned how proud she was of her sons and asked if I could give Cody a shout-out on this site. It was too late for me to do anything last night, but here's the shout-out.
Cody, a senior third baseman-pitcher, leads Upstate with a .384 batting average. He also has a 1-0 record and 5.21 ERA on the mound. Could he add a most valuable player award to his most valubale brother status?
Here's a link to a 1999 Baltimore Sun story about the brothers.
Here's some more information on Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Here's a Greenville News story on former Furman player Jake Kinsley, who became a bone marrow donor last season.
Here's a Greenville News story from earlier this year on Presbyterian players Trey Hayes, Aaron Lesiak and Russell Thompson and their roles in bone marrow donation.
And, here's a link to BeTheMatch.org, which provides information on folks wanting to be bone marrow donors.