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Parents of Murdered Children hosts blood drive

Posted at 7:29 PM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-22 18:50:00-05

Angela McClary felt backed into a corner as she watched the images of students in Parkland run for their lives as a shooter opened fire at their high school. She knew she needed to do something. 

"I wished I could have been there just to embrace them at that point in time, but unfortunately I wasn't, she told Four in Your Corner. 

Angela knows how painful it can be to loose a child. Her son was shot four years ago. The recent gun violence in Parkland caused those feelings to come rushing back. 

"I started crying because it brought me back to the death of my son and what I had to do to deal with it."

McClary couldn't go to Parkland, but she knew she wanted to do something to help. She partnered with Lee Memorial Hospital to hold a blood drive for victims in the hospital who are trying to heal from their injuries. 

She asked for a donation truck and called a few friends, to try and save lives one donation at a time. And even though her son wasn't able to be saved, she hopes that the blood donated will help save someone else's child.