WILLARD, Mo.– The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in honor of Michael Finely on Monday, June 3, 2019, at Willard High School.
Back in March he was diagnosed with influenza just after competing in the state wrestling tournament.
His health continued to deteriorate, leading to a Staph infection, Sepsis, and Pneumonia and later a diagnosis known as HLH.
His lungs were severely damaged and required a bilateral lung transplant in April and has been in St. Louis Children Hospital receiving treatment since.
The drive will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Willard High School, 515 E. Jackson St., in Willard.
“The outpouring of support and love we have received from local community members and from previous community members where we once lived goes to show what a wonderful, kind hearted kid Michael is,” said Michael Finley, Sr., Michael’s father. “Michael has received over 60 units of blood during his illness and we would love to be able to give back even more through this blood drive.”