Tag Archives: Springfield Missouri

Newborn Requires Blood Due to Velamentous Cord Insertion Complications

January 8, 2019

Jessica Bower’s face lights up when she talks about her son, Joshua. “He is so strong-willed. He’s such a joy. He’s an amazing human being,” she says of the smiling boy who she and husband Jamie welcomed into the world August 6, 2017. “Can you believe it? We get to experience the rest of our lives with him. People […]

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Kickapoo High School Valedictorian Beats Ewing’s Sarcoma

May 29, 2018

Twenty-eighteen has been a big year for 18-year-old Kelsie Mitchell. She was one of nine valedictorians graduating from Springfield’s Kickapoo High School, served on student council’s Cabinet leadership group, and was a member of the National Honor Society. And she has made plans to attend Truman State University in the fall. But just eight years ago, her main accomplishment was survival. “That’s […]

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September Call-Up Blood Drive

August 28, 2017

September 6-9, 2022 Calling all baseball fans! Did you know you can give blood once every 56 days? Our Bleed Red Blood Drive and Bleed Blue Blood Drive were both held this summer, and those generous Springfield Cardinals and Northwest Arkansas Naturals fans will soon be eligible to save lives once again. Whether or not […]

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Erin Fers two blood transfusions emergency cesarean section

Emergency C-section Leads to Blood Transfusions for First-time Mom

April 26, 2017

Twenty hours into labor, Erin Fers (pronounced Fears), of Marshfield, Missouri, learned her baby was large enough that a natural delivery was no longer an option. She would need to undergo an emergency Cesarean section. Along with feeling joy when she and Chance Lafferty welcomed Lillian into the world on October 5, 2010, Erin felt […]

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Springfield Police Officer Aaron Pearson

Shot While Serving: Springfield Police Officer Requires 20 Units of Blood

January 20, 2017

Aaron Pearson does not remember the bullet entering just below his left eye at 1:30 a.m. January 26, 2015. Breaking his jaw. Causing him to lose his eye. Lodging in his brain. Causing a traumatic brain injury. Leaving him lying in a pool of blood on the grass where fellow officers found him. Being rushed […]

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