Kenzie Maddry poses for a photo during her 16th birthday party.

Birthday Blood Drive Set to Honor Teen Who Received 46 Transfusions, Lifesaving Surgery

When Kenzie Maddry was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in October 2020, her family envisioned the day she’d conquer the rare form of bone cancer and be able to return to the activities that brought her joy. In September 2022, that day finally seemed within their grasp.

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Retired Springfield police officer Mark Priebe (center) poses for a photo with his family.

‘Priebe Strong Blood Drive’ Planned to Support Injured SWMO First Responders

More than three years after Mark Priebe suffered an injury that ended his law enforcement career, the now-retired officer is still amazed by the outpouring of support he received from his community. Now that community has a chance to help other first responders — and dozens of local hospital patients.

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Rally For Riggins: Community Comes Together For 9-Month-Old Blood Recipient

After Riggins Moore’s hemoglobin fell to a life-threatening level when he was just two months old, it took about five months of blood work, DNA analysis and genetic testing to diagnose his condition. When his family received the diagnosis, it took their community far less time to rally behind them.

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Chase and Alyssa Marcus are shown during Chase's stay in the hospital.

‘I Have A Second Shot At Life’: Missouri Father Thanks Donors Who Helped Him Beat Leukemia

In a few short weeks, Chase and Alyssa Marcus will celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary. This will be their first one as parents, as the Seneca, Missouri, couple welcomed their first child in January. It’s a dream come true for Chase, who wanted nothing more in life than to be a husband and father. As […]

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Madison Adams poses for a photo during her battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

‘Just Mind-Blowing’: 37 Blood Donors Help 11-Year-Old Fight Leukemia

With her brother and father spending fall break on a hunting trip, 11-year-old Madison Adams was looking forward to a relaxing girls’ week with her mother at the family home in Cave Springs, Arkansas. She had no idea she was about to begin a journey of her own.

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