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Brewers fan to attend all 162 games, raise awareness for cause

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The Brewers' opener on Friday had special meaning for one local fan.

25-year-old Ben Rouse of Madison was diagnosed with leukemia in 2007. He cut his leg on the bleachers at a Brewers game. It got infected and that's when he learned his white blood cell count was low. In 2009, Rouse relapsed and that's when he started looking for a bone marrow match.

He's in remission now and it's always been his dream to go to all 162 Brewers games.

He's doing that this season and during that time, he'll be raising awareness for Be The Match Foundation, a non-profit that helps people with leukemia, lymphoma and other diseases.

"I realized after the leukemia was in remission and I got a job and I started seeing some more income that you only live once and if you want to do something you should do it now and not wait till you retire," Rouse said.

Rouse originally bought a 20-game pack, but the Brewers heard about his story and upgraded him to a full season package. The team also gave him his own jersey.

Rouse will be blogging on his journey. Click here to read his blog.

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