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Nebraska Hoopsters To Honor Avery Harriman, Seven-Year-Old Leukemia Patient And Son of Huskers' Assistant Coach, On Saturday

Avery Harriman, the seven-year-old son of Nebraska basketball assistant coach Chris Harriman, has battled leukemia since he was two, and his story has inspired the Huskers' team and community. Today, Nebraska announced it has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to make Saturday's home game against Michigan State #AveryStrong Day...Bone Marrow Donor Drive To Fight Cancer! 

The event is part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Suits and Sneakers Awareness Week, and fans in attendance can learn about the National Marrow Donor Program. Harriman himself has had two bone marrow transplants, and recently received some good news about his ongoing fight, which his mother shared via Twitter:

Here's hoping #AveryStrong Day is a roaring success, and the clean bills of health continue for the young man.