Ethan says cancer is a scary word for people to hear. “It’s a word that people don’t want to hear and when they usually find out that somebody has it, they don’t have a good couple days after that.”
“We told him what he had of course. At the time he got very upset and asked if he was going to lose his hair. You know, they are 13 going through it, and they worry about their looks,” said Colleen Wright. Platelets and red blood cell transfusions helped sustain Ethan’s life during chemotherapy.
“After I receive blood, it makes me feel better. I have more energy the next couple of days.”
“I’ve given blood for years and never knew the amount of blood that cancer patients use. And it’s just very hard on their body. Without those transfusions, their body wouldn’t be able to do it,” said Colleen Wright. Ethan said he is thankful for blood donors for sharing the gift of life with him. “Thank you for donating and do it again please.”