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Wytanna Encourages African-American Blood Donors to Give

16-year old, Wytanna Welch doesn’t let many things slow her down, even Sickle Cell Anemia, an illness she was diagnosed with as an infant. At just 3 years old, Wytanna started receiving blood transfusions every 4 weeks to help manage her illness. “She’s had too many blood transfusions to count,” says mother Nhyesha Shaw. Read More...

Michelle's Search for a Match

In the summer of 2014, when Winnsboro, La. resident Michelle Baker started having issues with her ears, she never imagined it would lead to a diagnosis of cancer. Read More...

Kyra Battles Sickle Cell

At just 11 years old, Kyra Wilson, is no stranger to blood transfusions. Kyra was born with Sickle Cell Anemia, a blood disorder that affects her red blood cells. “I really didn’t even know exactly what Sickle Cell was, until I found out Kyra had it,” explains mom, Karen Wilson. Read More...

Amanda's Story

I am Amanda, a thirty year old mother of two young children. I have a blood cancer called Acute Myeloid Leukemia, type 3, known as Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. Read More...

LifeShare Says Goodbye to Special Beaumont Volunteer

June Marie Christoffers, 90, a forty-five year Beaumont resident coming from Oregon, Ohio, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2016, at her home. Read More...

Beloved Tennis Pro in the Match of his Life

Eddie Copete is not just a familiar face at Shreveport’s East Ridge Country Club, he has taught hundreds of students in his 30 years there as a tennis pro. Read More...

UPDATE: Billy Bennett Waits for a Marrow Match

Thirty-one year old Rayville, LA resident Billy Bennett is a regular guy. He’s “Dad” to two little girls, he hunts, he likes to fish, but his normal life is on hold right now.  On October 27,  Billy was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia or AML. Now, he’s fighting for his life while he waits to find his matching donor. Read More...

UPDATE: Gregg Shy's Search for Stem Cell Match

Gregg Shy from Bossier City, LA had no idea that his day of shopping for a new boat would end with a trip to the hospital and a diagnosis of cancer. Read More...

Cynthia Reed Shares Her Story to Spread Awareness

Cynthia Reed from Baton Rouge, La. is one of the last people one would expect to hear about getting cancer. As a Naturopathic Doctor, Cynthia’s life has been focused on health and wellbeing.  “If you called me and asked me to go to lunch,” says Cynthia, “I’d say sure and how about a walk afterwards?” Cynthia said she has always tried to stay active; spending time with her son, in church, and doing holy yoga. Read More...

UPDATE: Deputy Barrett Lovell Seeks Marrow Match

Deputy Barrett Lovell, 33 years old, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in October 2014. His treatment began immediately with chemotherapy and multiple blood transfusions. However, doctors have told him that to survive leukemia he will need a stem cell transplant. Read More...