As the pointed this meet up between the two could have never happened

Her family didn’t have to meet Mushaw and make him a part of their lives. Mushaw didn’t have to identify himself. Neither had to agree to accept post-transplant letters or phone calls from the other.

But what gives this particular case an additional jolt of joy is that no one involved ever wanted an impersonal experience. So they waited through the strict privacy protocol set forth by “Be The Match," the organization that paired them, and a year after the transplant they took steps toward making this weekend’s introduction happen.

Capital Region sports fans will be out to support UAlbany this weekend but many will also be supporting Mike Mushaw's future success as well. The Great Danes and Blue Devils kickoff at 1pm this Saturday.

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