GOOD NEWS Donating Bone Marrow to Sick Child Is College Pitcher's Most Clutch Save
Jason Boulais, a senior pitcher on the University of South Carolina Beaufort baseball team, is forgoing part of his final season to give a young boy a chance at survival.
Boulais explained on "Fox and Friends Weekend" that he was walking to the library one day last October and passed a tent set up for Be the Match, an organization that helps people with life-threatening blood cancers find matches for bone marrow transplants.
"They asked me if I wanted to save a life, and I said, 'Sure, why not?'" Boulais explained.
Boulais' DNA was entered into a worldwide database and he proved to be a perfect match for a young boy in France in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.
"I said, 'No doubt. I'm all in for that,'" Boulais told Clayton Morris.
Later this month, Boulais will go under anesthesia and have bone marrow extracted from both sides of his pelvic bone. He will take about 20 days to make a full recovery.
Why did you decide to do this? Morris asked.
"I guess just to give back to someone who really hasn’t had a chance to live the full potential of their life and to give them a second chance is something that seems really important to me, like he deserves it," Boulais said.
He added that he has the full support of his coach and team even though the Sand Sharks are fighting for a spot in the Sun Conference Tournament.
"I suggest it to anyone out there, anyone who can help in any way. You never know," Boulais said. "Be the Match is an awesome thing to sign up for."
Watch more in the feel-good "Fox and Friends Weekend" clip above.
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