In a heartwarming display of selflessness, Karlie Harper, the daughter of Mary and Brent Harper, owners of the West Union Flower Shop, recently became a lifesaver for a man in need by donating her stem cells. Her act of compassion shines a spotlight on the ongoing battle against blood cancer, a condition that impacts countless lives every day.
According to statistics, every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with some form of blood cancer. This alarming frequency highlights the urgent need for donors like Karlie to come forward and make a difference in the lives of those fighting this relentless disease.
“We couldn’t be prouder of our daughter’s decision to step up and be a match for someone in need,” said Mary Harper, beaming with pride. “Her act of kindness represents the spirit of our community in Adams County, and we hope it inspires others to do the same.”
To honor Karlie’s gesture and raise awareness about the importance of stem cell donation, the West Union Flower Shop is organizing a special event on Saturday, August 5th, from 9 AM to 4 PM, at their location on 302 W Main St, West Union. The event aims to encourage more people from Adams County to get involved in giving back to society and potentially save lives.
The event, aptly named “Adams County Be A Match,” will provide an opportunity for locals to contribute to the fight against blood cancer by participating in a simple sample collection process. By joining the event, community members can register as potential stem cell donors and play a crucial role in providing hope for patients in need of a life-saving match.
“Through this event, we hope to show the world just how great Adams County truly is,” said Mary Harper. “Our community has always come together to support one another, and this occasion is another chance for us to make a significant impact in the lives of those facing a tough battle.”
For those who may be unable to attend the event in person, the West Union Flower Shop has made it convenient for them to get involved. The shop will offer take-home kits for sample collection, enabling anyone interested to participate and become a potential match from the comfort of their own homes.
The Harpers, along with their dedicated team at the West Union Flower Shop, have been diligently preparing for the event.
“As a family-owned business deeply rooted in this community, we believe in giving back whenever we can,” Mary Harper emphasized. “This event is a significant step towards making a positive impact on the lives of those affected by blood cancer, and we encourage everyone in Adams County to join us in this important cause.”
Adams County residents are urged to mark their calendars for August 5th, head to the West Union Flower Shop, and contribute to the fight against blood cancer. Together, they can prove the power of a united community and inspire hope for those battling this relentless disease.