Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Give Blood!

I want to update on one of the precious little boys I wrote about last night...Samuel. He is currently on ECMO (a heart/lung bypass machine) in hopes that his body will use every last bit of energy it has to fight off the horrible blood infection he has. He is very, very sick. In the words of his mother, "The hope is still slim for him, but anytime there is hope, I will hold on to it."

Samuel is currently receiving large amounts of blood products to keep him alive. He needs blood, plasma, and platelets and could desperately use vouchers for all 3 products. If you are in Texas, you can help this family by heading to any donation center and directing your donation to Samuel Knight at Texas Children's Hospital (in Houston). Each time they receive a donation in Samuel's name, his family receives a voucher that will go towards the cost of what they will owe for the blood products he has/will receive. If you are in any other state, there are multiple little ones like Samuel who live on blood transfusions every day. Please use this reminder to go and give blood if you are able.

Another way you can help this family is by praying earnestly for them, as they are facing every parent's nightmare. And again, pray for Samuel's healing!


AmyG on January 8, 2009 at 6:50 AM said...

Lots of prayers coming!

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