Girl Saved By Blood Transfusions Thanks Donors At Bucks Blood Drive
The 16th annual Milwaukee Bucks Blood Drive took place Monday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, and one young girl was especially grateful to be there.
Tia Wilson, 7, suffers from sickle cell anemia. She's undergone chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant and countless blood transfusions. She stopped by the event to say "thank you" to blood donors.
“We’re climbing that hill," said Mickey Wilson, Tia's mom. "[Blood donors] made it a lot easier to take the steps to climb to get up that hill.”
When we first met Tia last summer, she had no hair, as she was recovering from chemotherapy. She's now showing off a full head of hair -- and is full of energy.
“I play. And I do flips. And I play Mario," she said.
We asked Tia why she was so happy to meet blood donors at the blood drive, which is a team effort between the Bucks and the Blood Center of Wisconsin, on Monday.
"Because," she said. "They saved my life."
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