Sophomore Brian Tevlin of Yale University demonstrated incredible selflessness when, five games into his sophomore season, he received word that he was a match for the Be The Match, a bone marrow donation registry. Inspired by the story of his friend’s mother, who was saved by a million-to-one donor, he accepted the match and scheduled surgery two weeks later. His decision to ensure another family wouldn’t suffer, in the middle of the season as a starting midfielder on the defending national championship team, is the definition of unsung. – One Love Foundation
Now with Yale heading back to the National Championship, many have heard and seen the articles, photos, and ESPN commentators commending Brian Tevlin on donating bone marrow to a total stranger. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell anemia or other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry to find a match to save their life.
The Good Vibes & Easy Living Foundation is proud to announce that representatives from Be The Match registry will be at the 6th Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival! Be The Match will have a table set up at the festival to educate and register prospective donors. We hope that you will be inspired by this story and consider registering with Be The Match at the 6th Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival, Saturday, August 3rd!