ACES 101: Generosity

ACES 101: Generosity

Mar 15
Kendall Herren, Senior in Agricultural Communications
  

If there’s one class students in the College of ACES don’t need to take, it’s a class on generosity. ACES students are top-notch at helping those around them. For example, throughout the past two years, our students have gone above and beyond with the I Pay it Forward campaign raising more than $20,000 in scholarships for their peers.

And this week is no different as ACES students live out their generosity. Today, students can register as a bone marrow donor in memory of former crop sciences student, Jon Hustedt, at the ACES Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or the Illini Union, Room 104, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Jon was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia and Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria. After battling his disease for two years, Jon had a match on the bone marrow donor registry, and received a bone marrow transplant in June of 2015. Unfortunately, a month after the transplant, Jon was diagnosed with Graft Versus Host Disease where the donor white blood cells began attacking the rest of Jon’s body. Jon passed away on August 29, 2015, at the age of 23 from this unforeseen complication of the transplant. The Field & Furrow Club is hosting this event today in honor of their former classmate.

Tonight, FarmHouse Fraternity is helping community members affected by cancer, including their house cook Jenny Goin’s husband. The fraternity is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Taco Benefit Dinner to help support this family, including Jenny’s three young children. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. at FarmHouse Fraternity.

Join in and help make a difference today!