College Football Player Gives Up Football to Help Fiance with Leukemia
FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Frank Schwab, Dr. SaturdayBen Pike is a defensive lineman for Toledo, but he has plans that are far more important than Division I football. He is going to graduate after this semester. He is going to marry Ashlee Barrett on June 15. He is going to see her through a bone marrow transplant and her second battle against leukemia.
"I know in some people's terms, he's giving up things," said Ben's mother Becky Pike told the Plain Dealer. "But he's really not giving up. He's not giving up anything. He's really fighting for life. And he's just turned his forces to he's going to win a battle for life instead of winning on the football field."Read more: Yahoo Sports