Western Illinois Linebacker Jordan Veloz Donating Bone Marrow To Infant

This Western Illinois linebacker is doing more than just “giving back”

Every year, the NCAA shines the spotlight on various college athletes that are making a difference in their communities and it goes without saying, Western Illinois University has a outstanding individual playing football that deserves to be mentioned.  Meet linebacker Jordan “JJ” Veloz, the linebacker who will make a donation in the form of a bone marrow transplant to an infant who is suffering from a serious and rare immune disorder.

JJ, 20, participated in a bone marrow registry last year and recently was contacted to let know that he is a match the young infant. Via Associated Press, he stated, “It hasn’t really hit me yet, but I feel like I am just doing what I should do.” ” But there are times I stop and think, ‘Wow, it is all in my hands.” Good to see NCAA athletes making a bigger difference in their communities everyday. Hopefully, more athletes see this story and decide to make more postive lasting impacts on their communities.

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