The Titanss football program is a partner with Be the Match, the national bone marrow donor registry. Nearly two years ago, Titan starting quarterback Brett Kasper found out he was a perfect bone marrow match for an 8-year old girl battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Kasper donated his marrow and the young girl – named Phoenix Bridegroom – went into remission.
After a special invitation by the Titans and an ‘epic’ response by Phoenix, the Bridegrooms traveled to Oshkosh the weekend of Nov. 5 to meet and thank Kasper for saving Phoenix’s life. The weekend was an extremely special one for the Bridegrooms, Kasper and his family, the Titans football program, UW-Oshkosh and the Oshkosh community.
For his off-the-field efforts, Kasper was named the first-ever Division III captain of the AFCA Good Works Team. He, along with the other members of the team, will be honored at halftime of the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2.