Not sure if you've heard the heartbreaking news that Baylor University basketball star Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a rare disease that will prevent him from pursuing his dream to play in the NBA. As sports fans and kind hearted people, we couldn’t help but to set up a crowdfunding campaign to help raise awareness about this rare genetic disorder.
All funds raised will go towards either a Baylor University scholarship in Isaiah's name, or Marfan Syndrome research. Current contributors are leaning towards funding a scholarship, and my campaign co-organizer Caleb Marsh and I are working with Baylor University and their Athletic Department to make this happen.
A little bit will go a long way if you support the cause, so please help spread the word!
Donate now, right here on Crowdtilt!
Watch the SportsCenter video here.
What is Marfan syndrome?: Marfan Syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. Connective tissue holds all the body’s cells, organs and tissue together. It also plays an important role in helping the body grow and develop properly. (Read more: http://www.marfan.org/about/marfan)
Campaign Details: Everyone is asked to chip in what they can, and the campaign will not tilt until we raise $10,000. Proceeds will go to the Austin Family. The campaign expires on July 23, so please spread the word!
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