NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A 3-year-old cancer patient in need of blood is getting a hand from some local firefighters - and you can help, too.
Dominic Majorie, who normally goes by Dom, suffers from a rare form of brain cancer and needs blood to continue his treatment.
"He has chemotherapy that he's going through, and basically we're a year into treatment. He's, you know, he's doing well. The cancer is still there. It's not going away, it hasn't cleared up, but it's not growing. Other than that, he's a normal 3-year-old," said Lacey Majorie, Dom's mother.
Dom loves firefighters. In fact, his dad is one. It's why the crew at Engine 18 in Lakeview on Harrison is stepping up to organize a blood drive for the little boy. The blood drive lasts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the firehouse, and firefighters will sell special "Krewe of Dom" shirts for $20.
Lacey Majorie hopes people to show up and donate, not just for her son, but for hundreds of others in need.
"I think it's maybe 10 minutes, and it could save Dominic's life. When he has no red blood cells or no platelets, he could fall, he could bleed out, a number of things could happen and blood is the gift of life, not only just for him, but for a lot of other people who need blood too," Majorie said.
If you can't make it to Harrison Avenue, you can visit any Blood Center location and let them know you're donating on behalf of Dom.