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CCSU football player donates bone marrow and saved a little girl

Mike Mushaw the linebacker from CCSU donated bone marrow to save a little girl’s life in Washington D.C.

Central Connecticut State University football player Mike Mushaw was encouraged by his coach to participate in a national bone marrow drive he didn’t hesitate. Thank the Lord upstairs he did though. A little girl name Eleanor who is 2 years old was diagnosed with a severe immune deficiency when she was just months old, and was in dire need of bone marrow and Mushaw was a match.

Eleanor’s name was added to the National Bone Marrow Registry while she was being treated at Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C.

Mushaw is a junior linebacker from Scotia, New York that performed an act that was so selfless.

Mushaw underwent a three-hour procedure in Boston on July 2, 2018. He had two needles inserted into his pelvic bone to extract marrow and as a result, he missed all of summer workouts and the first week and a half of training camp as the Blue Devils who were preparing to defend their NEC title. He couldn’t lift more than 10 pounds, walk up stairs or bend over for two weeks.

It was a small price to pay, and we wanted to share the link if you want to see if you are a match for someone suffering.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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