St. Louis Cardinal farmhand marks important anniversary as bone marrow donor

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ST. LOUIS–The minor league baseball season got underway Tuesday across the country and in Memphis last night, where the Cardinals’ AAA affiliate lost the opener to Durham 7-5.

Outfielder Matt Szczur went 0-4 in his debut for the Redbirds, but that did not spoil a date with special significance to his personal life.

Szczur says his donation went to an 18-month old girl in Ukraine. Now, he says, she’s busy being a kid.

Szczur and his wife started a foundation to help raise awareness about bone marrow donation and support other organizations doing the same thing.

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