Blood Drive In Windsor To Honour Local Brothers

A blood drive in Windsor on Tuesday afternoon is honouring two local brothers.

Kristopher and Lisa Roehler gave birth to four children from 2007 to 2014, but two of them suffered from a very rare immune deficiency disorder.

A few months after Christian's birth in June 2007, the family noticed small bruising all over his body. He was diagnosed with the rare syndrome called Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome which causes very low platelet counts, which is the part of the blood that allows for clotting to prevent bleeding.

Christian received a stem cell match, but things turned for the worst and he passed away just before he turned 15 months old.

His brother Lukas, born in 2011, also had similar symptoms and received a life saving stem cell transplant at just 3 months old. Lukas is doing well.

The family wants to give back because Christian had a chance at life because of people who donated blood.

They are holding a blood drive in honour of the two brothers August 8th from 3 to 7pm at the Windsor Blood Donor Clinic at 3909 Grand Marais Rd. E.