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Blood drive to benefit injured student

November 01, 2009|By DAN DEARTH

FAIRPLAY -- A blood drive being held Friday at Fountain Rock Elementary School will honor a third-grader who suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a car in August.

Fountain Rock Principal Mike Telemeco said David Greeley is undergoing rehabilitation at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore.

"We felt this would be a nice way to honor him and what he's going through right now," Telemeco said. "The earliest he's looking to come (home) is the first of the year."

David was hit by a car Aug. 27 as he was riding his bicycle on Jordan Road in Fairplay.

David's left leg had to be amputated at mid-shin, family members said earlier this month. He also suffered a skull fracture, facial fractures that include a broken jaw, a broken left arm and an open fracture below his right knee.

Fountain Rock Elementary School has hosted two Pint Size Hero Blood Drives a year for the past few years, Telemeco said. The students decided to use the first blood drive this year to honor David.

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Telemeco said students are trying to find people to give blood during the event. This year's goal is to get at least 55 donors.

"I would like to see 100," Telemeco said. "We just have a wonderful community."

Among other requirements, blood donors must be 16 years or older and weigh at least 110 pounds.

Anyone who is interested in giving blood may schedule an appointment by calling Fountain Rock Elementary School at 301-766-8146.




If you go



What: Pint Size Hero Blood Drive

When: 2 to 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Fountain Rock Elementary School, 17145 Lappans Road in Fairplay

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