Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013
 
 
 


Born on January 11, 2005, Javi Restrepo had a passion for sports and loved making people laugh and being with his family.
 
When he was just one-and-a-half years old, Javi was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). In August 2008, he had a relapse and received a bone marrow transplant from his brother Diego. Javi then received a liver transplant from his uncle but unfortunately relapsed again.
 
Javi fought the disease like a true champion, nearly beating it on multiple occasions before it ultimately claimed his life on July 31, 2009.
 
View more on Javi's inspiring journey through life:

Sooners' Restrepo Makes Pledge - NCAA.com
Like a Champion - The Norman Transcript
Four Years of Life Last Forever - ESPN.com
Photo Tribute to Javi Restrepo - Shannon Ho
Little Javi an Inspiration - The Oklahoman
Remembering Javi Restrepo - Big12Sports
More Photos of Javi Restrepo: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4


Continue to visit this page for more information on the 2010 Pledge for a Cure event.

Oklahoma volleyball fans contributed more than $10,500 to the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center during the team's Pledge for a Cure fundraiser during the 2009 season.

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