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Who is Seun Adebiyi?
Seun Adebiyi is an aspiring Nigerian Olympic contender. He was born in Nigeria, but moved to the United States and began swimming competitively at age 6. By 14, he was ranked fourth in the US for his age group, and went on to represent Nigeria at international competitions, but just missed qualifying for the 2004 Olympics by a tenth of a second.
Seun also excelled academically, starting college when he was 14. He later attended the University of Pittsburgh on a full academic scholarship, graduated summa cum laude with degrees in mathematics and classics, and was a Rhodes scholar finalist. Seun attended Yale Law School, where he co-founded an educational non-profit to help inner-city high school students apply to college.
In 2009, Seun was diagnosed with lymphoma and stem-cell leukemia, two rare and aggressive blood cancers. He underwent two cycles of chemotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and hosted the first-ever bone marrow drive in Nigeria. In February 2010, Seun received an umbilical cord blood transplant. He is currently in remission, and has since resumed training for the 2014 Games in Russia, where he hopes to become the first Winter Olympic athlete to represent Nigeria in the sport of skeleton.
Please help Preserve Seun's Dream by donating just $10.00. This will assist Preserve Our Legacy in helping Seun Adebiyi, who is a cancer survivor and umbilical cord blood recipient, train for his dream of competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Preserve Our Legacy's mission is to educate individuals, especially those from various ethnic groups about bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) and umbilical cord blood donation.