On Sunday, we learned the deeply unfortunate news that Baylor’s Isaiah Austin would not be able to pursue a professional basketball career after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. Austin seems to be keeping his head up and taking the entire situation in stride, and is now a valuable spokesman for the Marfan foundation. The former Baylor Bear posted a new shirt design on his Instagram and Twitter feeds, the proceeds from which will go towards helping the foundation, according to his message and website.
— God’s Child (@IsaiahAustin) June 25, 2014
While it is really awful that Austin can’t go after his NBA dreams, it is great that he’s trying to make the best and help the others who are impacted by Marfan syndrome.