Sunday, November 2, 2008

Help Jackson Kennedy win his battle

We reported earlier this year about Jackson Kennedy, the 7 year old son of Bossier City Police officer Jeremy Kennedy. Jackson had surgery for a brain tumor, and needs your help.

KTAL reported on the blood drive yesterday, in which a number of Bossier City police officers gave blood for Jackson. You can watch the video of that story here.

In the story on their website, Jackson's dad says ""If it was me I couldn't do it. I don't know how he does it"
Kennedy says he can't believe his son's strength.
"He's still playing baseball," said Kennedy. "He's still going to school doing everything that normal 7-year-old's do. As a matter-of-fact, he was athlete of the week."
But even with Jackson Kennedy's can-do spirit there are some things he can't do without. Yet, after a recent hospital visit he was forced to do just that.
"We went last time and they told us there was no platelets and sent us home," said Kennedy.

"I knew when they started sending out emails through the department about the blood drive that I'd be coming down here to give," said Murray Wells, Bossier City police officer.

Officers gave nearly 70 units of blood.

Now you can help by visiting Lifeshare Blood Center and asking to have your donation applied to account number R_jk.
There will also be another blood drive Saturday, November 29th at Lifeshare Blood Center.
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1 comment:

  1. Good article. I hope this gets some response, when a child in our community needs help we should step up.


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