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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Little Girl's Rally Falls Short


Had just finished work on the site for the night and was about to shut down the computer when I stumbled across a story that sincerely saddened me.

If you recall, last December, the M Zone did a story on 12 year old Nikolette Harris, an Oregon girl who had battled leukemia much of her life. College football fans across the country joined forces to raise money for her bone marrow transplant, most of the money coming from Sooner and Oregon Duck fans. Unfortunately, a matching donor was never found. And last Friday, after complications from a cord blood cell transplant, she died at the age of 12.

Reading something like that sure puts all the trash talk, all the back and forth fun of verbally jousting with our rivals, all the anxiety about did we get this recruit or that, in perspective. This is just a game. That wasn't.

If college football fans would like to help other kids like Nikolette, the Harris family asked in the story link above, in lieu of flowers, to instead make a donation to the Children's Organ Transplant Association via:

Sure would be a lot more worthwhile than donating money to put up a $10,000+ billboard about a football game from two years ago.

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