While he was in the hospital Connor received multiple blood transfusions. Thanks to blood donors Connor is able to celebrate his first birthday. “If it wasn’t for blood donors, Connor wouldn’t be here,” said Connor’s grandfather, Thomas Maguire.
Connor needed blood transfusions to replace loss from constant blood tests and surgeries. “When he had transfusions, it was just night and day. He woke up and was alert again. So we want to thank everybody out there that donates blood because he needed it and it really helped him get through some really tough times,” said Connor’s father, Erik.
Nicholas Wilson is the Sorensen’s neighbor and an Orange County firefighter. When he heard Connor was in need of blood donations, he stopped by a Oneblood donor center and donated for him. “You never know who is going to need it. People get in accidents all the time and a lot of people need it out there. It’s the best thing that you can do for somebody,” said Nicholas.