On Feb. 24th 2008 my son, Spc. Micheal “Pokey” Phillips gave his life for freedom. I tell people often to not dwell on that day and how he died but to dwell on how he lived. One thing Micheal often did was to give blood and the gift of life. This year to honor how he lived we are holding the first annual “Spc. Micheal ‘Pokey’ Phillips Memorial Blood Drive”
Yes this started as a local event but many people across the world have come to me saying they would give where they are in his memory. So I am asking you to give the gift of life to honor a man who gave the gift of his life for others. Please help keep other families from facing the painful path of losing a loved one.
If you do choose to give the gift of life in Micheal’s memory I ask you to please take a picture of yourself giving blood and share it either here or on his facebook group page http://www.facebook.com/groups/105142352947202/
Locally we had a total of 146 people sign up to give and a total of 87 units of blood donated. Each unit potentially saves 3 lives. I am still tallying the number of those who gave in other areas. THANK YOU all for honoring our Pokey by giving.