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Packers fan sells blood for tix

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by A12ROD903, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. A12ROD903

    A12ROD903 Cheesehead

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    Just found this on EPSN. Kind of a weird story....

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A Wisconsin man who says his Green Bay Packers loyalties helped save his life has been voted into the team's Fan Hall of Fame.
    The team announced the honor Saturday for 79-year-old Jim Becker. He attended Packers games for 56 years.
    Becker says his passion for his team helped save his life. He and his wife raised 11 kids, so money was tight. To afford his season tickets without taking money from his family, he began selling his blood for $15 per pint.
    His doctor later found that Becker's father died at age 43 of a condition in which the blood retains too much iron. The only treatment is to remove the iron by giving blood.
    By that time Becker had sold 145 pints to pay for his season tickets. He says if he hadn't, he too may have died young.

    Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

    From ESPN and AP

    He helped himself without knowing it. So he go something he wanted, saved his own life and by donating blood is saving someone elses life.
     
  2. PackersRS

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    Yeah, that was from last year, wasn't it?

    Anyway, he made the Packers' fans HoF...
     
  3. A12ROD903

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    Yeah, thats dedication lol. He had no idea he was essentially saving his own life at the same time. Hmmm what could I sell to be able to afford tickets???
     
  4. PackAttackUK

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    Drugs?
     
  5. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    HAHAHA Dont sell drugs!
     

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