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Fisher family makes gift to fight FA

Florida State University head football coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife, Candi, presented the University of Minnesota with a $500,000 check on March 3 to fund pioneering research to fight Fanconi anemia (FA)—a rare blood disorder affecting their youngest son, Ethan.

The Fisher family announced their gift at the Gopher men’s basketball game on behalf of the Kidz1stFund, which they started to support FA research at the University of Minnesota—a national leader in treating the disease. For the check presentation, the Fishers were joined by University President Eric Kaler, physicians John Wagner, M.D., and Margaret MacMillan, M.D., and Minnesota Vikings quarterback and former FSU player, Christian Ponder. Watch the video and read more about their fundraising efforts.

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