Story as told by Liam's mom, Liz
Liam is an energetic 10-year-old boy who was recently diagnosed with T-cell ALL Leukemia this past February. Liam is a fun-loving boy who has a passion for soccer and video games! He is an amazing big brother to his younger brother Luke, and he enjoys camping, swimming, fishing, playing outside, and of course the Buffalo Bills!
This is now Liam’s second time fighting cancer. Three years ago, he was originally diagnosed at six years old with Acute T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. With this reoccurrence being leukemia, he will now need more extensive inpatient chemotherapy and a bone morrow transplant. Throughout his cancer journey he will also need frequent blood and platelet donations. This is why blood and platelet donations are essential for Liam and anyone else fighting cancer in our community.
On March 30, 2023, from 12:00-7:00pm we are having a “Love for Liam” blood drive at Errick Road Elementary School. Look for the ConnectLife bus! (Click here to make an appointment). When Liam’s school nurse reached out to ask me if the school could hold a blood drive with ConnectLife for Liam, our family jumped at the opportunity!
Our goal is not only to help support the Western New York community but also bring awareness to the never ending need for blood and platelets. Also, donating with ConnectLife ensures all the donated blood stays right here for our local hospitals, especially Oishei Children’s Hospital.
Blood donation is easy and takes maybe 15-20 minutes. ConnectLife makes it easy to schedule an appointment, the locations are all convenient plus the staff are friendly! Giving blood in my opinion is an easy thing to do, considering everything Liam is and has gone through fighting cancer.
Has Liam's story inspired you to share your own? Submit your story to be our next hero highlighted as our Blood Donor Highlight here: https://www.connectlife.org/blood-donor-highlight