ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine Warden deputy chief Major Gregory Sanborn is hoping for a miracle. Last fall, the 46-year old was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma, a serious form of cancer. Doctors say in order to survive he needs to find a stem cell donor that's a match, and he needs it within the next few weeks.
Coincidentially - or miraculously - the UMaine football team's annual Jeff Cole Bone Marrow Drive was held on Maine Day, just a few weeks before Major Sanborn needed to find a match. While the Orono community has always supported the drive, the team says it's a little more urgent this year because there's a specific person in need.
Black Bear football head coach Jack Cosgrove says it's rewarding to see all kinds of people volunteering to get tested.
"It's great to see the community rallying around him," says Cosgrove, "Law enforcement, game wardens, students, faculty and staff on campus. It's been really neat to see this happen throughout the course of the day."
If you were unable to get tested to be a match in Orono on Wednesday, but still want to see if you're a match to Major Sanborn, go to www.bethematch.com to order a test kit online.