FSU coach's son, 6, battling rare blood disease

August 5, 2011, 5:59 pm
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From Comcast SportsNet Friday, August 5, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jimbo and Candi Fisher say their youngest son suffers from the rare life-threatening blood disorder Fanconi anemia. The Fishers announced 6-year-old Ethan Fisher's illness Friday and that they've created a foundation to help find a cure. Fisher says he plans to donate all fees from public speaking appearances to the fund for research. The Florida State coach says that "we're here to find a cure." Ethan and his 10-year-old brother, Trey, joined his parents briefly prior to the announcement along with Dr. Margaret MacMillan. She is a pediatric blood and marrow specialist from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Fisher says his career in coaching has taught him to never accept defeat and that "we will go at it every day."

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