Ohio State pitcher Zach Farmer, who is fighting leukemia and missed most of the 2014 season, tweeted Thursday that his blood levels are all normal for the first time since April.
Sometimes, rivalries take a backseat to reality. That was evident at the Cincinnati-Ohio State baseball game Tuesday, as the Bearcats added No. 11 patches to the right sleeve of their jersey. The patch honors Ohio State freshman pitcher Zach Farmer, who was diagnosed with myeloid leukemia late last month and will miss the rest of the season. See a picture of the patch in this post. [ MORE: Find out if you’re a bone-marrow match for Zach Farmer ] Today we are wearing patches to honor @OhioState_BASE's Zach Farmer who was diagnosed with leukemia. #ZF11 pic.twitter.com/KQZdd3dLVz — UC Bearcats Baseball
Ohio State baseball players are determined to help out teammate Zach Farmer, who was diagnosed with myeloid leukemia in late April. The Buckeyes and staff – 37 in all – swabbed their cheeks with Q-Tips Monday to see whether they are a match for Farmer, or anyone else in the nation. [ MORE: Sign up to see if you are a bone marrow match ] Farmer, a freshman pitcher out of Piketon, Ohio, recently underwent his first round of chemotherapy and could be eligible for a bone-marrow transplant if he goes into remission. “Everyone was on board with this,” senior
Ohio State freshman pitcher Zach Farmer will miss the rest of the season while being treated for leukemia. Farmer, a left-hander with a 6-4 record and a 3.28 ERA, has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. He had been feeling sick for about a week when he went to see Ohio State’s team doctor Monday. Originally thought to have mononucleosis, a blood draw confirmed he had abnormalities in his blood counts. [ MORE: VIDEO: Coach Greg Beals discusses Zach Farmer’s leukemia ] Members of the team were informed Tuesday before a trip to Louisville. Farmer, from Piketon, Ohio, will begin