Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School Models Faith in Action
by hosting blood drive in honour of Grade 10 Student battling Leukemia
Sheldon Vitorino is a grade 10 student at Monsignor Doyle High school in Cambridge. On September 18, 2017 Sheldon and his family were given the heartbreaking news that Sheldon had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Over the past 5 months Sheldon has received many red blood and platelet transfusions and expects to receive more throughout his three year treatment protocol.
Monsignor Doyle High School wanted to support Sheldon in any way that they could, and one way they are doing this is by hosting a blood donor clinic in his honour on May 17th, 2018. “We are so excited to follow Sheldon’s lead and show the community of Cambridge how important blood donations are”, says Kim Myers, Guidance Head at Monsignor Doyle. “We are asking our staff, students, families, and the Community to come out and support Sheldon and other patients by giving blood at our school on May 17th”.
This is the second clinic to be held in Sheldon’s honour in Cambridge in 2018. Sheldon hosted his own clinic in March for his birthday, and asked friends and family to donate blood instead of giving him gifts. It was one of the most successful clinics in recent Cambridge history, with Community Members lined up outside to donate blood.
To discover all the ways you can Give Life and to book an appointment to donate blood on May 17th, download the GiveBlood app or visit blood.ca.
WHO: Monsignor Doyle High School Blood Donor Clinic
WHEN: Thursday May 17th 2:00pm-6:00pm
WHERE: Monsignor Doyle High School, 185 Myers Rd, Cambridge
VISUALS: Sheldon and his family will be at the clinic treatment permitting for photos / interviews and to thank donors for attending the clinic in his honour.
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