Community Comes Together for Windsor Child with Leukemia


More than 250 people pledged their support for a 19-month-old girl from Windsor with leukemia over the weekend. 

A stem cell donor drive was held for Savannah Hill at Canadian Blood Services on Grand Marais Road near Plymouth Drive Saturday.

Hill was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood leukemia three months ago and her family has been staying with her at Children's Hospital in London while she undergoes chemotherapy and other treatments.


An undated photo of Savannah and Lawrence Hill at Children's Hospital in London. (Photo courtesy of

Hill's grandmother Deanna Barclay tells CTV Windsor the outpouring of support has been overwhelming.

"Windsor has just totally blown me away. I'm so impressed by the turn out and people wanting to help," she says. "It's just amazing."

For anyone who isn't a match for Savannah, the Barclay says  they're also raising money so Savannah's parents can stay by her side.

"If they can't do a stem cell transplant or can't donate blood, we have a GoFundMe site up as well," says Barclay. "Donate through there to help the family and keep them out in London to take care of expenses and what not."

Savannah's father Lawrence Hill also expressed his gratitude for the, "overwhelming feeling of support."

— with files from CTV Windsor's Alana Hadadean.