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02/26/10 — Two blood drives planned to honor young leukemia patient, blood donor

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Two blood drives planned to honor young leukemia patient, blood donor

By Becky Barclay
Published in News on February 26, 2010 1:46 PM

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Wesley Littleton takes a drive in his toy car. The 2-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia a few days before Christmas and has received seven transfusions. A special blood drive in his honor will be held Sunday at Whitley Church.

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Michele Strickland was an avid blood donor before she died of a heart attack this past Mother's Day. The Red Cross is holding a special blood drive in her honor March 9.

When Goldsboro native Mary Littleton saw her son's lab results, she knew even before the doctor said a word that her 2-year-old had leukemia. After seven transfusions, Mary and her husband, Eric, also from Goldsboro, are thankful for the donated...

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