The Suffolk community came to the American Red Cross blood drive at King’s Fork Middle School Wednesday in support of 17-year-old Hannah Goetz and her family. Interim Superintendent Dr. LaToya Harrison was among the 32 donors rolled up theirs sleeves in honor of the KFMS teacher’s daughter. Some parents attending the sixth-grade transition program at the middle school even donated.
Goetz is an Isle of Wight teen who recently had a double lung transplant after her lungs were removed because of a bad infection from pneumonia. Her father, Tim Goetz, is a physical education teacher at KFMS.
Regular updates on Hannah’s recovery are made on her caringbridge.org webpage. According to the webpage, she was able to brush her teeth and use her cellphone on Tuesday, which is amazing since she’s struggled to raise and move her arms and fingers.
The Suffolk community can continue to help the Goetz family through this difficult time by making donations online and showing their support.