Machinery Pete TV: Sullivan Auctioneers Sells John Deere 4020 for $406K to Benefit Leukemia Research

Very special episode of Machinery Pete TV Show tells the story of Michael Sullivan of Sullivan Auctioneers and his unexpected and difficult battle against acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The Sullivan family and auction family pulled together and with the help of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and a bone marrow transplant from his sister Grace, Michael is in recovery. Out of extreme Thankfulness for all the thoughts, prayers and good wishes towards Michael's recovery, Sullivan Auctioneers put on an amazing benefit auction at their Hamilton, IL auction facility with the goal of raising money for Mayo Clinic Leukemia Research, to help others as Michael was helped. Sullivan Auctioneers sold a John Deere 4020 Tractor was sold and donated back twice and sold 3 times for a grand total of $406,000! All told this Sullivan Auctioneers benefit auction raised nearly $500,000 for Mayo Clinic Leukemia Research. Donations came from far and wide, including from many auction firms Sullivan Auctioneers competes with on a daily basis. The farm community once again showing how it pulls together to care for each other, in a big way. Dan Sullivan and Machinery Pete encourage you if you're watching this video to consider becoming a bone marrow donor to, the national bone marrow registry. You can save a life! It's a a very simple process, go to for info on how to join the registry. In this special episode Mayo Clinic Public Affairs official Terri Malloy describes how and why she became a bone marrow donor and how her bone marrow was used to save 2 lives. Terri tells us how that felt. It is in giving that we receive. Truth there my friends. Become a bone marrow donor today at You have the power to save another's life.
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