IT’S IN YOU TO GIVE. DONATE BLOOD.
You may be wondering why blood donation is important to us at The Braedon foundation…
Doctors estimated that it would have taken 133 people to donate the amount of blood that gave Braedon his last chance at leading a full life.
Tiffany Agnew, Braedon’s mom actually started donating for Braedon before he even passed. She wanted to do something special for Braedon because he was going through so much. She wanted to show him that even though she was afraid she was willing to show up anyways.
After learning that it would have taken 133 people to donate the amount of blood James Agnew, Braedon’s step-dad committed to paying off this debt with interest. It will take him 21 years to reach 133 donations but it is a quest that is close to his heart.
At Braedon’s celebration of life, James asked others to help him pay off the interest.
“I do not want to replace this blood because I have a sense that it is owed but because somewhere, someday, we may be able to give a complete stranger their last chance at leading a full life.” -James Agnew
Together with friends, family, and even some loving community members we’ve never met, we’ve had over 300 donations made in Braedon’s memory and honour spanning across two countries, 6 provinces and 9 cities!
Please continue to let us know when you donate, tag our Facebook page, share a picture or send a message if you prefer. Don’t forget to use our hashtag #bravelikebraedon (pictures can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Making a difference in our community in Braedon’s memory is the greatest way we can honour him”
Schedule your blood donation at https://blood.ca/en