Thursday, February 16, 2012

Saint Mary's Star Player Diagnosed with Leukemia

Emmanuel Morro Sarabia
Emmanuel Sarabia, nicknamed "Morro," is a standout forward for the Saint Mary's Gaels men's soccer team. Morro helped the Gaels achieve a record-setting season which included their first WCC championship and also advanced the unseeded team to the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight, where they lost a close match to eventual champion, North Carolina.

No stranger to challenge, Morro was sidelined for the 2010 season with an ACL tear and surgery from a preseason game injury after scoring two goals and one assist. Recently the 21-year-old has been diagnosed with Leukemia, a rare cancer of the immune system, and is already undergoing treatment.

Emmanuel Morro SarabiaMorro is a Truckee, CA native, loved and respected by so many in the small community and beyond at college. The link below is for a donation page to assist Morro and his family with the medical expenses. I'm asking for people to donate, email others, tweet and retweet to support a current and future star of both the community and playing fields.

Checks can also be mailed directly to the Saint Mary's athletic department with "Morro" noted on the check.  Mail to:  Saint Mary's College, Athletic Business Office, P.O. Box 4380, Moraga, CA 94575.

Emmanuel Morro Sarabia
"Morro has certainly dealt with his share of adversity during his time here at Saint Mary's," said head Coach Adam Cooper. "But he has such a positive outlook and work ethic. He worked really hard to successfully come back from his knee injury. I know he is going to battle through this and come back stronger and more determined than ever." is the donation page for Morro Sarabia.

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  1. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story. I linked to this donation on my blog at

    1. Thanks so much for linking to this, Jessica. You're always great help :)