Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Please Help If You Can

My cousin just passed this along to me:

As most of you are already aware, Weldon is in the hospital right now with a pretty serious motorcycle accident that happened Saturday night.

He was hit by an SUV on Frankford and Dallas Tollway and flew 50 feet off his bike. He is in ICU with a lacerated liver, lacerated kidney, bleeding on the brain with a shunt inside his skull to help the swelling, and his right foot has been amputated. His knee is completely gone, his leg has more than a few pins in it, and they are in the process of trying to save the remainder of his leg.

As of about an hour ago when I left the hospital, he is stable and we are all keeping our spirits up and the prayers are 24/7. If you could though, we need you to go and donate blood for him. You can go to your local blood center, like Carter Blood Care, and tell them you are donating for Weldon Latham at Baylor of Dallas. It doesn't matter what blood type you are either. For every pint that becomes available to the blood centers, they reserve a pint in their blood bank for Weldon. So please please please donate for him, and if you can't for some reason, at least keep him in your prayers.... he is still bleeding and needs everybody to help with the donations and prayers.

If you could, please pass this on to your friends and family members also.... we need all the help we can get. I love this man to death and need every ones support to get him back home and back to being the same old Weldon that we all know and love. I am up there each day and will have updates if anybody needs them..... just let me know.

God bless you all.

Shannon M. H

If you can give, please do.

Locations to donate in the metroplex:

Preston Valley Center (Preston and 635)
12835 Preston Road
Suite 211
Dallas, TX 75230

Richardson Center (Campbell and Collins)
322 W. Campbell Rd.
Suite 322
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 437-4483

Plano Center (Parker and Ohio)
4709 W. Parker Rd.
Suite 505
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 612-2098

Addison Center (Beltline and Midway)
3959 Belt Line Rd.
Addison, Texas 75001
(972) 960-8895

Thank you.

EDIT: Just received from Shan:
For anybody donating blood – I just called and you will need the following information to donate for Weldon.

Weldon Latham

Baylor of Dallas

Date of birth – 5/15/81

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