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I donate blood in honor of my mother, Maureen Joly. My mom was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma, a very rare and aggressive cancer, right after a routine hysterectomy procedure to remove “fibroids.” These fibroids were, in fact, malignant tumors that had grown to the size of a cantaloupe in her uterus and abdomen.Read More
My oldest brother Earl was in a motorcycle accident a few years ago on his was to work. The other man failed to stop at a stop sign early in the morning of his accident. He hit my brother so hard that it severed his leg off just about 3 inches about his ankle. Paramedics have told him they almost lost him at the scene of the accident. He has lost 3/4 of his blood volume at the scene.Read More
“My son Logan was diagnosed with a rare Stage 4 pediatric cancer at only 15 months old. Until our own personal experience, we were oblivious to cancer, chemo, radiation and all that that went along with keeping him alive. One thing that DID keep him alive through our whole journey was all the donated blood products Logan so desperately needed. He needed blood so many times that I actually lost count.Read More
I’ve been a blood drive coordinator for several years, but it wasn’t until this past year that I realized how important donating is. My 6-year-old granddaughter was diagnosed with stage one RMS (or rhabdomyosarcoma) cancer in November.Read More