A blood drive was held Sept. 29 at Mount Helena Community Church/Gateway Center in memory of Sarah Magera, who died from cancer Oct. 1, 2016, at 16.
Her mother, Wendy, said 22 units were collected, which is not as much as previous years, but would help those in need of blood.
“It was pretty good,” Wendy said, adding “it’s always good to see people when they come back.”
Sarah Magera’s sister Heather donates blood during the recent “Sarah on my Mind” Red Cross blood drive in Helena. With Heather is Dr. Jeffrey Golding and Heather’s mother, Wendy, both of whom also donated blood at the drive.
Sarah, known affectionately as “Sarah Berra,” was diagnosed with leukemia at age 11 as a sixth grade student at C.R. Anderson Middle School and had later attended Capital High School. She had hundreds of blood transfusions during her cancer fight, family members said. In her memory, a blood drive is held on the anniversary of