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The Isaiah Austin Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides support for the awareness and research of Marfan syndrome and those affected by it.

Established in 2014 by Baylor University college basketball star Isaiah Austin, the Foundation will also support related disorders and other charitable causes.

Its mission is to inspire others to DREAM AGAIN.

Isaiah Austin

About Isaiah

Isaiah Austin completed his very successful college career for the Baylor Bears in 2014. He had been considered a first-round prospect until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome just days prior to the NBA Draft. On June 26, 2014, between the 15th and 16th picks of the 2014 Draft, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made Austin a ceremonial pick, which fulfilled his dream of getting drafted. The crowd gave him a standing ovation as he walked up to the podium.

“This game. It is a platform for anyone and everyone who comes in contact with it. I was blessed enough to play it on one of the highest levels despite the odds that were stacked against me. Blessed is all I can say. Thankful is all I can be. If I could say one thing, it would be please, please do not take the privilege of playing sports or anything for granted.”

- Isaiah Austin, Chairman, Isaiah Austin Foundation

Isaiah Austin
Scott Drew
“Isaiah is one of those guys that can take advantage of any situation. His focus is now on making people aware of Marfan syndrome and being a positive role model. He is a team guy that has always been worried about others."

- Scott Drew, Baylor University Head Basketball Coach &

Board Member, Isaiah Austin Foundation

“A great player and better person. I am proud to support Isaiah and the Isaiah Austin Foundation.”

– Robert Griffin III, Heisman Trophy Winner &

Board Member, Isaiah Austin Foundation

Robert Griffen III


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Donate $21 to receive this custom Dream Again Wristband in honor of #21.

Isaiah Austin Foundation Bracelet

Your donation will support the Isaiah Austin Foundation and Marfan syndrome awareness.

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