Got Red?

Four years ago I lost my son to cancer. Life has never been the same. It can’t be. At his wake, I was given a photo of his classmates dressed in red as a symbol of their respect and shared grief in losing Nick.

Red and black signify Nick’s foundation and the fight against cancer. Red represents the blood of a cancer patient and reminds us to give as often as we can. It’s life saving for so many but especially for a child with cancer. A transfusion helps their bodies battle the effects of chemotherapy, it gives them energy so they can make it through a school day or a weekend with friends and family. It gives them energy and a high quality of life.

I remember Nick today and all he means to me. I wear red today for him and hope that together we can help children get a break from this terrible disease. Thank you for giving blood.

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