Family of cancer survivor Sadie Wilson to hold blood drive July 21

Pictured above in 2014, twin sisters Sadie and Layla Wilson. Sadie, now 10, was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. The young ladies are considerably more grown up than shown here when they were treated to a day as princesses, complete with a carriage ride around the city of Oswego.

OSWEGO — The family of a local girl who survived leukemia as a baby will hold a blood drive next week in her honor.

The story of Sadie Wilson, diagnosed with cancer at just 22 months old, resonated through the Oswego community, and the “amazing” Sadie has been in remission since 2015. She’ll turn 10 this Saturday.

“Our family received a lot of love and support during her cancer treatment years ago and so we do this drive each year to help those in need,” said Meghan Wilson, Sadie’s mother.

The blood drive will be held at the Oswego Elks Lodge, 132 W. 5th St., Oswego, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call 1-800-REDCROSS or redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

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