On April 15, 2013, New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis was in downtown Boston cheering on his wife in the Boston Marathon. When two bombs exploded along the route Reis rushed toward the blast site to find and help his father-in-law, John Odom.
Using articles of clothing as make-shift tourniquets, Reis reduced Odom's blood loss - an act that saved his life. In August, Reis raised more than $125,000 for the John Odom Recovery Fund at his third annual charity golf tournament. For his efforts Reis, a 16-year veteran of the league, was named the 2013 MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year.
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