Blood Drive to Honor 5-year-old Norfolk leukemia patient

Norfolk- Only about 500 children are diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia each year. Khloe Papousek of Norfolk is one of them. The community organized a blood drive to help Khloe in her fight.

Organizer Marisa Meyer helped launched the blood drive and says even though Khloe is battling leukemia she’s still like most girls her age. Khloe’s fight with cancer has opened up the eyes of other parents in the area about things they take for granted.

Khloe has had two bone marrow transplants, which unfortunately were unsuccessful. Khloe would have been attending Kindergarten this year; however, due to the relapse of her cancer, she will not be attending school.

Over 50 pints of blood was collected before 11 AM, and organizers say the community has been so supportive. If you were unable to attend the drive, you can always call the Red Cross to donate.

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