The Rare Antigen in Derrick Smith’s Blood Has Been Saving Life of a ‘Mystery Woman’

It is said that blood donation is one of the greatest donations of all donations. This holds especially true for a Lexington-based mystery woman for whom doctors have been using Derrick Smith’s blood to treat her medical condition. Apparently, Derrick’s blood contains a rare antigen that’s helping the woman to get better in health. Let’s see how this story began as it sure seems like an interesting one.

It’s a Match

Smith has been a regular blood donor all his life – and donates blood in the Kentucky Blood Centre from time to time. In February 2020, he donated his blood. Months later, the Kentucky Blood Centre conducted a test and discovered that his blood has a rare antigen that can be potentially beneficial for curing a women’s patient’s illness. He was made aware of the situation and urged by the medical staff to donate blood once a month. He was told that the woman had no one else and his act would be a big help to her. Derrick agreed, and since then he has been coming to the center every month to donate his blood for her.

An Everyday Superhero

So far, Derrick has donated his platelets six times; he intends to continue donating his blood till she gets better. The authorities have not revealed the respective identities to the blood donor and recipient; however, they have made Derrick know that the woman belongs to the same city (Lexington). Stories like these give hope and assurance that humanity is still alive and all hope is not lost in the world. They also encourage one to be humane and caring towards one other. Derrick Smith’s story teaches that to be a superhero you don’t require Herculean strength or possess extraordinary qualities. All you require is compassion – and willingness to help others whenever and wherever you can. This surely is a heartfelt and inspiring story.

Teenager Inspires Her Friend Through Comics Featuring Superheroes With Disabilities

Seeing your best friend in pain is never easy. Trinity Jagdeo knows that well after her closest pal was diagnosed with a serious degenerative disease. Fortunately, she found a way to make both of them feel better after creating a comics featuring superheroes with disabilities. It gave Trinity something to focus on, and it inspired her friend Alexus never to give up hope.

A Friend In Need

Everything changed for Alexus and Trinity when the former was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2. She had to spend months in the hospital with the realization that her life would never be the same again. Trinity did what she could to help her, but there were only so many films they could watch together. Eventually, she realized that Alexus needed somebody to look up to to help her through the pain. That’s when the comics came about.

Anyone Can Be A Superhero

After Disney ignored her suggestion to create characters with disabilities or special needs, Trinity established her own non-profit organization – From We Can’t to We Can. Through that, she’s written and illustrated comic books, which prove that people can still be superheroes, even if they aren’t like everybody else. She started this project around two years ago now at 17, and already she’s made three incredible comics.

An Inspiration To Us All

The characters in Trinity’s books are based on real people, which only makes her work that much more powerful. Alexus is incredibly grateful for what her friend has done, as are the other kids in her position. It’s no wonder that Trinity gets asked to speak at schools and colleges because she’s just as inspiring as the characters in her stories. This girl could seriously change the world, with or without superpowers.

With any luck, Trinity’s comics will convince mainstream networks and content creators to start giving a greater voice to those who still don’t have one.