Jason Boulais, the USC Beaufort relief pitcher who made national headlines earlier this spring when he was willing to give up the rest of his senior season in order to donate bone marrow to help save the life of a 5-year-old boy in France, continues to reap rewards as a result of his selfless act.
According to MLB.com, Major League Baseball will host Boulais on Monday at the draft in New York City.
Boulais will appear on MLB Network as a guest in Studio 42, where he'll get to chat with former knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, a longtime member of the Boston Red Sox, Boulais' favorite team. He'll also get to tour Yankee Stadium.
The Florida native signed up for Be The Match registry in October 2014 and got the call in February saying he was a match to donate to a patient in need. He had surgery in early May and is now completely recovered.
"I never expected to get this much attention for just doing the right thing," he told MLB.com. "But I'm glad the story is getting out there to spread awareness about Be the Match, because anyone anywhere could save a life."
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