Originally posted on CBS Minnesota:
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Up until a few months ago, George Lagerstrom was an active Edina school kid.
But George was born with a heart defect, and back in September something went wrong during surgery. He lost one of his feet, and both of his hands.
There is a passion, however, that George hasn’t lost — a passion for Star Wars.
Family friends came up with an idea to honor George on Tuesday. They held an American Red Cross blood drive with a Star Wars theme at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Julie Lagerstrom, George’s mother, described the blood drive’s theme as appropriate.
“[Donor blood] saved his life, and we are just hoping to save more lives,” she said.
George wasn’t able to make it the blood drive in his honor. He was at Gillette Children’s Hospital, where he’s spent the last eight months.
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