College Hockey:
Duluth Equipment Manager Recovering After Bone Marrow Transplant

Chris Garner, the equipment manager for the Minnesota-Duluth men’s team, is recovering after a bone marrow transplant last week in his battle against myelodysplatic syndromes.

Myelodysplastic syndromes, formerly known as preleukemia, describes a group of cancers of the blood and marrow.

Garner had the transplant on Aug. 4 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

He relocated to Rochester in advance of the procedure, which was not completely covered by insurance, according to friend and St. Cloud State equipment manager Jeremiah Minkel.

Minkel is organizing an online auction of college and NHL jerseys to help with the relocation and medical costs. For more information on how to donate items, contact him at (320) 761-6577 or jdminkel@stcloudstate.edu.

A Facebook page has been set up; it’s named Chris Garner Support and Benefit Page.

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