Former Butler player struggling after transplant
2016 began on a sad note in central Indiana. Andrew Smith, a former standout Butler basketball player, died on January 12 after his second battle with cancer. His wife Samantha tweeted that Smith "passed away in his sleep and in my arms." Andrew Smith was 25-years-old.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Butler Head Coach and current Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens is in Indiana to visit a former Butler University player of his.
His visit comes as the family of former Butler basketball player Andrew Smith is asking for prayers.
#AndrewSmithStrong https://t.co/sIRDad1nlT— Dave Furst (@DaveFurst) January 7, 2016
Smith has been in and out of the hospital since November, after a bone marrow transplant.
Last night, his wife Samantha posted online, saying the family needs a miracle.
Please pray. Pray so very hard. We need a miracle & Andrew asked me to have you all rally with us in prayer in this moment.— Samantha Smith (@Samantha44Smith) January 6, 2016
Please pray. Pray so very hard. We need a miracle & Andrew asked me to have you all rally with us in prayer in this moment.
Last month, doctors revealed Smith's only hope is getting into a clinical trial.
So far, there has been no word on if he was accepted into one.
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