Friends rally around injured motorcyclist Pilkington

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined index: taxonomy_term in similarterms_taxonomy_node_get_terms() (line 518 of /data/etypeam1/public_html/mexianews/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in similarterms_list() (line 221 of /data/etypeam1/public_html/mexianews/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 1 in similarterms_list() (line 222 of /data/etypeam1/public_html/mexianews/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).

Brandon Lansford, of Wortham, donates blood at the Scott and White mobile blood bus Saturday in the parking lot of CVS in Mexia. Checking on Lansford is phlebotomist and team leader Barbara Young-Webber, of Temple. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

People in the Mexia area have been working together to help motorcyclist Marc Pilkington, who was seriously injured last week in a wreck on Hwy. 171.

A friend of the family has been collecting cash donations to help with the bills, and dozens showed up for a blood drive at CVS Pharmacy in Mexia Saturday.

Whitney Buck, a longtime friend of the family, coordinated the blood drive, which saw a blood donation bus from Scott and White park at the drugstore for four hours starting at 10 in the morning.

Though the blood was not directly for Pilkington, the drive was to help replenish what he had used.

“It was the donations of others that saved Marc after his accident, so we thought we’d give back,” Buck said as she waited in the parking lot. “We’re just restocking their shelves so someone’s brother or father could be saved. It was donations like these that provided the blood that saved him.”

To read more, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Mexia News, or subscribe to our e-edition.