Maya Donaldson, Waco
Born prematurely at just 23.6 weeks, Maya is now a healthy 14-month-old thanks to the dedication of her Scott & White surgeons and the special gifts of blood she received from her Hometown Heroes.
Tatum Crowell, Killeen
Diagnosed with liver cancer at just 18 months old, the blood supplied to him by the Scott & White Blood Center allowed Tatum the fighting chance he needed to regain his health and move toward a cancer-free life.
Yasin Suliveres and Zahra Rosa-Suliveres, Killeen
Five-year-old Yasin was brought in with internal bleeding that required hours of surgery and two pints of blood.
Dan Wills, Temple
As a former police officer, Dan knows that no one can predict if, when or why they might find themselves in need of blood.
Isabel Villarreal, Temple
A call for blood donations made Isabel realize her blood could save a life — the life of someone's mother or son or friend or neighbor.
Chris Holmes, Temple
Chris Holmes would not be alive today without the generous gift of blood. A car crash when he was 16 caused massive internal injuries and blood loss.
Katy Flowers, Waco
Without the gift of blood, Katy never would have laid eyes on her beautiful daughter, much less been around to watch her grow up.
Reeneea Schraeder, Temple