On May 7, 2007, at Diddle Arena on Western Kentucky University’s campus, a blood drive was held for in order to help Baby Mya and others in need of bone marrow transplants.
Mya’s father, Evan Henderson said the outpouring of love from the community has been touching.
“We actually have a match! We have two, ten count matches, but were always looking for better matches - plus this is not only going to help Mya, it’s going to help thousands of little kids,” Henderson explained.
When drive chairman, Stephen Epley got the phone call from his family about Mya’s situation he knew he had to do something to help.
“When we got that phone call of, ‘hey, we’re at Vanderbilt - here’s what’s going on and were going to be here for a while,’ and it really hit home,” Epley explained.
The blood and bone marrow drive continued until 8 p.m. tonight.