One lazy summer day, 2-year-old Mariah Salomon reached out to pet the family dog, as she had hundreds of times before.
But this time, something went terribly wrong. The dog quickly reacted; attacking the toddler. Part of Mariah’s face – from the tip of her nose to the top of her lip, including part of her left cheek – was missing. Mariah underwent a delicate, 5-hour surgery; her entire blood volume was replaced many times over.
In all, little Mariah required 50 units of red blood cells, 48 units of plasma and 16 units of platelets.
Mariah is back – to being fun, innocent and sweet, and enjoying a carefree childhood. Thank you, LifeStream blood donors!