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#AndrewSmithStrong: Butler family rallies around former Bulldog

Andrew Smith, Devon Scott

Andrew Smith, Devon Scott


Former Butler center Andrew Smith has returned to the hospital as he awaits a bone marrow transplant.

Smith has been battling lymphoma for two years now, and the hope is that the transplant will be enough to save his life. The 6-foot-11 Smith overcame a life-threatening heart attack more than a year ago and, at one point, was declared cancer-free before the disease returned with a vengeance earlier this year.

The procedure that Smith is prepping for is risky, which is why his wife, Samantha, launched a social media campaign to try and lift her husband’s spirits.

The requirements?

Take a picture wearing Butler colors and post it on Facebook or twitter with the hashtag #AndrewSmithStrong. A lot of well-known faces got in on the act: