WALNUT — Instead of attending school or going on dates, 17-year-old Cora Peters goes to the hospital to battle her cancer.
In November 2009, then 14-year-old Cora was diagnosed with stage IV synovial sarcoma. Cora undergoes chemotherapy and has received 100 blood and 40 platelet transfusions to help fight the effects of her treatments. Through it all, Cora’s optimistic attitude and smile have not wavered.
Now, just ahead of her 18th birthday on Aug. 10, Cora’s friends and family are hosting a blood drive in her honor on Monday to help ensure patients like Cora have the lifesaving blood products they need – no matter when or where they are needed.
A blood drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Walnut Community Bible Church, 125 Jackson St. in Walnut. To make a donation appointment, contact Jayme Kepnera at 815-379-4003 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.