N.H. News Roundup: UNH’s track and field hero, Dartmouth cancels classes
Cameron Lyle throws the shotput at a meet last December. Lyle decided to give up his final season on the UNH Track and Field team to donate bone marrow. Courtesy photo
Good afternoon everybody! It’s been a while, but I’m back from my travels, so get ready for some news from across the state.
In what might be the most unselfish story I’ve ever heard, a UNH track and field star has given up the final two meets (championship meets) of his senior season so he could donate bone marrow – to a complete stranger.
Cameron Lyle put his name in the National Marrow Donor Program’s database during his sophomore year, not thinking much of it since he thought the chances of getting a call were so low. Well, last week he got the call. He was a perfect match for somebody dying from Leukemia.
So Lyle, who is used to first-place finishes, made the “easy” decision, and gave up his championship meets in his final season of eligibity.
Just incredible. As you can probably guess (already heard?), it’s become a national news story. Clicking all the links above will take you to a new news organization that has picked up the story.
In other news:
∎ In more heartwarming news, Carlos Arredondo met with Jeff Bauman for the first time since the Boston Marathon blasts.
∎ New Hampshire State Rep. Stella Trembla, an Auburn Republican, said she thinks the Boston Marathon bombing was a government black op.
∎ Dartmouth canceled classes this morning and instead held programs and discussions focusing on respectful debate.
∎ Is learning sign language a good way to put yourself on the fast track in the N.H. job market?
∎ An anonymous donor has given $1.5 million to the White Mountain School in Bethlehem.
∎ It’s starting to look like spring on the Monadnock Recreational Rail Trail.
∎ A Granite State teen bought a BMW with money earned from selling his Pokemon cards.
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