August 27, 2012

Rams Take Time to Give Back to the Community

RICHMOND, Va. – Being a Division I college athlete has a lot of perks. Sometimes those perks come off the field in the reward of doing something special for somebody else.

Some VCU Baseball players had the chance to do just that earlier this month.  Juniors Ryan Morrison, Joey Cujas, Seth Greene, and graduate assistant Seth Cutler-Voltz visited Mitchell Lyne at the VCU Medical Center, a few days after Lyne had a kidney transplant.

Greene is friends with Lyne's older brother, and he thought that a visit from a few baseball players would help lift his spirits. The group of student-athletes and Lyne had a chance to talk about sports, and Lyne's beloved Yankees.

Lyne is a recent graduate of Mills Godwin High School, and has been battling renal failure since he was eight years old. He has undergone three kidney transplants since then. He was released from the hospital after his most recent transplant on the Aug. 18.

"It was great to meet Mitchell, and to be able to spend some quality time with him," said Cutler-Voltz. "He is a really good person going through a tough time. We just wanted him to know that VCU Baseball and VCU Athletics are on his side, and will do anything we can to help."

To find out more information about Mitchell's fight and his story visit savemitchell.com.

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