Winter was air lifted to the hospital where we were given the diagnosis. She was suffering from neonatal septicemia, which was causing her organs to simultaneously shut down. The doctors gave her a 10% chance of survival as she underwent several transfusions to flush out the infected blood.
Today, Winter is a happy, healthy 10-year-old girl and I am eternally grateful to all the blood donors who helped save her life. Without you, my baby girl would not be alive. I am now a regular blood donor myself. Hopefully the parents of other sick children can receive the same gift that was once given to me, the gift of life.