CINCINNATI - A Milwaukee Brewers fan is getting the opportunity of a lifetime to raise awareness for bone marrow donors after fighting Leukemia.
Ben Rouse, 25, of Wisconsin was diagnosed with Leukemia in April 2007. After undergoing treatment and going into remission in 2009, Rouse started to search for a bone marrow donor.
Rouse was able to receive a matching stem cell transplant from umbilical cord blood in October 2009.
Rouse is a Milwaukee Brewers season ticket holder and delivered the first pitch at Great American Ballpark earlier on Wednesday, in which the Brewers beat the Reds 8-4.
Rouse is on a mission to bring awareness, a “Brewers Mission 162” and will attend all 162 Brewers games to bring attention to the need for bone marrow donors.
In Rouse’s "Brewers Mission 162” he will be focusing on bringing particular attention to the "Be the Match" Foundation.
"Be the Match" operates the world’s largest listing of potential marrow donors and donated cord blood units.
For more information on becoming a bone marrow donor visit www.bethematchfoundation.org/ben .
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