FSU sophomore offensive linemen Michael Scheerhorn has raised enough money to send a cancer patient to Pasadena for the Seminoles’ national championship game against the Auburn Tigers. Scheerhorn gave two of his allotted BCS Championship tickets to a parent and daughter, then started a Crowdrise campaign to cover the family’s travel expenses.
According to the campaign, Scheerhorn was inspired by the plight of his brother.
When my brother Daniel was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma – a form of brain cancer – it was devastating to my entire family. Everything changed in a heartbeat. While Daniel’s medical team worked to cure his cancer, we soon found that it was going to take more than medicine for our whole family to beat this thing which had so suddenly and dramatically invaded our lives. The Children’s Cancer Center understands that, and we were fortunate to receive their help. They provided all kinds of day-to-day support for our entire family at a time when we needed it most.
Now I would like to pay that kindness forward …
The campaign initially asked for $5,000 for airfare, hotel, rental car and daily expenses. Any donation money beyond the $5,000 would go directly to the Children’s Cancer Center.
As of writing, Scheerhorn’s campaign has raised $10,653, which is 213% of the initial goal. To donate to his fundraiser, click here.
[Philanthropic hat tip to CBS Sports]