Sunday, September 20, 2009

Watertown's Blood Drive

Watertown's Blood Drive gathered family, neighbors, friends, church members, and strangers. I got warm, fuzzy feelings when I received these pictures by email and opened them to see at all the smiling faces back home. I know there were many "first time" donors and they will be repeat givers forever, because they came forward this time with this cause. We thank all of you from the Red Cross and the community, for this successful event. I have not received a count on the number of donations but will post it later if it becomes available. Dakotans, We Love You! Clark's little brother Wyatt was a first timer. Wyatt was born with a mild heart condition that he has always been concerned about. At some point in his life, he was told that he couldn't donate blood but I encouraged him to go anyway and that the Red Cross workers would determine if that was true or not. Looks like you "got r done" Wyatt and I'm filled with tears and joy that you represented our family back home.
Our neighbor Kris Oliverson
President Lewis from The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day SaintsMark LueckJana Mills


Amie said...

Love and sacrifice brings about miracles. By the looks of things Clark and your family are very loved! And there still more miracles to come.
We sang this song at church today. It always brings me comfort - this old familiar hymn.

"Fear not I am with thee, oh be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid.
I'll strengthen thee, help thee,
and cause thee stand,upheld by my righteous
omnipotent hand."

We are amazed at your strength and love for each other and pray for Clark everyday. Can't wait to see him sitting at the dinner table eating a big meal prepared by you and Kristin!
Much love, Terri Purles

solumca said...

I wanted to donate! I was excited that i was in Watertown on Saturday to be there but, apparently they dont want blood from someone with a sinus infection! haha I will make up for it when i heal! And Clark, you get to healin too! Much love!

Stephen said...

They wouldn't take my blood without an approval note from my doctor due to my heart attack several years ago. I'll have to get that note and donate at a later date.