Senior captain Tim Wetzel, who has been a potential donor on the national bone-marrow transplant list for 18 months, told coach Greg Beals it would be a good idea to recruit the team. Farmer has had his first round of chemotherapy at The Ohio State James Cancer Hospital. He'll be eligible for a bone-marrow transplant if he goes into remission.
Thirty-seven team members, including Beals, signed consent forms, filled out a short personal history and swabbed their cheeks with four Q-Tips from a DNA testing kit to see whether they are a match for Farmer or anyone else in the nation.
Awesome story. Buckeye baseball teammates swabbing for freshman Zach Farmer. I'll explain today @5. @wsyx6
Now THIS is what good sportsmanship looks like! I love the fact that these young men have stepped up for one of their own.
We hope Zach makes a full recovery and is feeling better soon.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,