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January 1, 2014

One in a million

Plaistow, N.H. native donated bone marrow and stopped track career short to save man with rare leukemia he didn't know

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The man who received Lyle’s bone marrow has seen his body become clean of the rare leukemia.

People from “Be The Match” are setting up a meeting between Lyle and the now healthy man on May 1, a year after receiving the bone marrow. It also happens to be Lyle’s birthday.

“People see Cam and they see this tough-looking young man, a guy us old guys would call a ‘lug,’” said Coach Boulanger. “But underneath that exterior is a special, kind, caring person. He would do anything for someone in need. And that’s what he did ... It’s a great example of you can’t judge a book by its cover.”

Lyle credits his family for their support and influence. It includes his father, Jeffrey Lyle, who resides in Flordia, mother Christine Sciacca, of Plaistow, brother, Joshua Gelotte, who is serving overseas in the Air Force, Danica Gelotte, a senior at Gilford High and Jessica Lyle, who works at Lawrence General Hospital. Lyle, who is interim marketing director at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford, N.H., where he currently resides, has spoken to a few groups about his experience, which many people equate to heroism.

“The message I want to spread,” said Lyle, “is that there are bigger things in life than winning.”

Message delivered.

You can email Bill Burt at bburt@eagletribune.com.

 

 

 

Cam Lyle's top performances at UNH 2013 Outdoor Highlights 3rd in the hammer throw at Maine; 46.19m 2nd in the Shot Put vs Maine and Holy Cross; 14.44m 2012-13 Indoor Highlights 3rd in the shot put at America East Championships, 52-06.00 2nd in the weight throw at America East Championships, 58-03.25 1st in the weight throw against Holy Cross, 16.70m 1st in the shot put against Holy Cross, 14.59m 1st in the weight throw against Maine, 16.79m 3rd in weight throw at the Jay Carisella Invitational, 53-11.75 2012 Outdoor Highlights Fifth in the shot put at the America East Championships; 50-01.75 Third in shot put at Holy Cross Quad-Meet; 47-07.00 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Second in weight throw toss at America East Championships; 57-02.25 Sixth in weight throw at New England Championships; 58-03.00' Placed 10th overall in weight throw at the IC4A Championships; 58-07.25 Won weight throw at home quad-meet; 16.71 Won the weight throw at the Dartmouth Classic; 57-03.00 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Placed 24th in the weight throw (51-7.25) at the IC4A Championship Second in the shot put (50-3.25) and fourth in the weight throw (55-3.75) at the America East Championship Second in the shot put (48-6) and the weight throw (53-2.75) against Vermont and Maine Won the shot put (15.15m) against Stonehill, Holy Cross and Worcester State First in the shot put (50-6.0) and the weight throw (55-4.25) against Maine 2010 Outdoor Highlights Second in the shot put (15.38) at the Wildcat Invitational III

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