De’Shawn and Trinitee’, Partners in the Fight! De’Shawn & Trinitee’ are brother and sister. They share more than their DNA however. Both have Sickle Cell Anemia. Never knowing each day when crises will strike. In October 2017 crises hit De’Shawn with a vengeance! To get him back on his feet it took a TOTAL EXCHANGE!…

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Timothy Lewis, Fighter / Winner! Timothy Lewis attended a Health Fair as many do. For Timothy however, a simple screening put him on a journey he never expected.  He was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle that made it harder for his heart to pump blood to the rest of his body. Treatment was…

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Mary Fortune: Making a Difference! Mary has been living with Diabetes most of her life. As a teenager she became desperately ill and required a lengthy hospital stay and many transfusions of blood and blood products during her recovery. She credits her medical team and the units on the shelf that were available when she…

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Kallie Hargrove, Fighter! Kallie was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease when she was only 4 months old! Thanks to the Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation and Mississippi Blood Services, Kallie has gotten the support and blood she’s needed and has no plans to slow down!  Kallie says that her experience has made her the strong young…

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Kate Cox, Champion! Kate has Down Syndrome and before she was two she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.  Prior to her treatment, Kate needed blood and platelets. Today, Kate is cancer free! Kate is a champion and her future possibilities are endless!  Her heroes are blood donors like you and the folks at Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society. Donate…

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Linda Amos, Victor! In April 2011 Linda’s life changed in a Heartbeat… Literally! A Heart Transplant transformed Linda to what she describes as a “Living Miracle”! Now she pays it forward by sharing her story, raising awareness and encourages others to register as an Organ, Tissue and Eye donor! Donate blood at any Mississippi Blood…

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CJ Stewart ~ A humble hero! CJ Stewart’s life was forever changed in 2010. In Afghanistan, CJ was victim to an RPG. His wounds were extensive but because of dedicated surgeons, therapist and blood donors (CJ received over 30 units of blood) CJ began his healing process. During this lengthy recovery process, he felt a…

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