9-year-old fighting leukemia needs blood donations

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

9-year-old Trevor Wright is just like every other little boy. He loves his dog. He loves baseball, and he loves to laugh. But a little more than a year ago his parents got news that they say they never imagined could happen to them.

"He went from a normal playing baseball to them telling us on monday he had cancer," said Trevor's dad Ty Wright.

Trevor had gone to the doctor with stomach pains and a fever and was soon diagnosed with leukemia. He has been in and out of the hospital ever since.

"It's been a rough time," said Trevor.

"These are what they call courage beads. They're from hospitals and special medical challenges. The red ones are all blood, the black ones are pokes and the white's chemo, and as you can see he's had quite a few," said Ty.

In fact Trevor has received 45 units of blood.

"Trevor had made the comment to them that he was worried that he was using all the blood, and he wanted to make sure that other kids and other people had the same opportunity he had," said Richard Davis with the Kentucky Blood Center.

The wright family says though they've never met any of them they value each of the donors who has supplied blood to trevor more than words can describe.

"Only thing that's helped him and kept him in it so far is blood donors, and being completely honest we have 45 heroes out there somewhere," said Ty.

They are holding a blood drive Saturday at the Auxier Fire Department and encourage everyone to come out and become a hero to someone else.

WYMT will also be holding our annual summer blood drive Thursday at the station from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

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