Watch: Donation from West Chester football player saves a life

Watch: Donation from West Chester football player saves a life
March 10, 2014, 1:45 pm
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Sigitas Sleckus is alive today thanks to the help of a West Chester football player he's never met.

Sleckus, a 33-year-old electrical mechanic, moved to Chicago from Lithuania in 2001, got married and had a son. In 2010, "Iggy" as he is affectionately known, was diagnosed with Leukemia, and he needed a bone marrow transplant to survive.  

Jared Bonacquisti was only a freshman fullback when he took part in the ‘Get in the Game, Save a Life’ marrow donor registry drive run by the Andy Talley Foundation. Talley is Villanova's head football coach.

Bonacquisti was nervous when he found out he was a match for someone in need, but he wasn’t going to back out from this once in a lifetime chance to save a life.  

On Friday at the Andy Talley Bone Marrow Bash, Sleckus got the opportunity to meet and thank the young man that saved his life. 

To hear from both "Iggy" and Bonacquisti, watch the feature above. For more information visit the about the bone Marrow registry visit http://www.talleybonemarrow.org/.