Tulane football player from Orange meets transplant recipient

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“Be The Match” is saving lives by the day. Like many college kids,Orange’s Christian Montano had his cheek swabbed when he was a freshman football player at Brown University.

Years later, he was a match. Montano donated, and on Thursday, he met the man he helped.

Jim Calhoun– not the Hall of Fame Basketball coach– but a dad and husband from Saratoga Springs, NY made the trip to the Montano home to meet Christian in person.

Related: Yale lacrosse player Brian Tevlin back on the field after donating bone marrow

Calhoun was diagnosed with a children’s form of blood cancer in September of 2017, rare for an adult.

Now a grad student football player at Tulane and NFL prospect, Montano jumped at the opportunity to help out.

The transplant happened in February of 2018.

The Montano’s are throwing a Celebration of Life Party Saturday for the newest part of their family.

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