BENEFITING: PRESERVE OUR LEGACY
EVENT DATE: Apr 30, 2012
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Seun Adebiyi is a graduate of the Yale Law School and a 2014 Olympic contender. His current sport, skeleton, is an 80 mph headfirst plunge down a mile-long ice chute. If Seun succeeds, he will become the first Nigerian delegate in history to compete at the Winter Olympics.
In June 2009, Seun was diagnosed by two rare and aggressive blood cancers, stem cell leukemia and lymphoblastic lymphoma. His survival hinged upon a stem cell transplant. Yet, due to the scarcity of black donors, his odds of finding a matching donor were less than 17%. Seun fought back and continued to train during and after chemotherapy. He also recruited thousands of bone marrow donors and built a new donor registry in Nigeria. After receiving a stem cell transplant in February 2010, he has been in remission for over two years and continues to pursue his dream.
Seun now seeks to use the Olympic platform to to promote education and awareness about stem cell donation and to challenge the stigma of cancer in Africa.
Donate $35 or more today, and when Seun crosses the finish line in Sochi, you can say you helped him get there.