SAN ANTONIO- A 10-year old boy who was stabbed repeatedly in a vicious attack remains in the hospital, in need of blood donations. His mother and a friend were killed in that attack last month.
Curtis Hammond’s grandmother is now asking for much needed blood donations.
“He is on breathing tubes again because he had a very traumatic set back last Monday,” said Susan Watson, Curtis’ grandmother.
Watson added Curtis has had some close calls, but is pushing through with a will to live.
“The doctors told us after everything was over he has died two times in two weeks and he is just miraculously strong”.
But as a result of Curtis' set back he underwent a blood transfusion and it took 14 units of blood to stabilize him on Monday. Now Watson fears because of her grandson's critical condition he may need more blood and there won't be enough for him. That's why she has organized a blood drive for next week.
“Any type of blood is accepted and will be credited towards him because there will be other people that would use that specific blood but he does get the credit for whatever his needs are,” explained Watson.
The blood drive is being held next week, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM, at University Hospital on the 3rd floor. Blood donations can be made in Curtis Hammonds’ name.