Who would have thought that giving blood would not only change your life, but potentially save your life. Jimmy Curtis, assistant baseball coach at Frenship High School, was turned down as a blood donor when United Blood Services suggested instead that he see a doctor.
On Wednesday, when Curtis went in for that check-up, he was told that because of an enzyme problem in the blood, he needed a liver transplant immediately. The urgency of his condition has sent shock-waves through the Frenship family, which had been celebrating a great season with the Tigers making it to the state quarterfinals this year.
"It was a great season and you do enjoy those things that you would like to be able to, and sit back and to take some time and reflect on those things, but this situation is much more critical. Jimmy's a fighter. Jimmy is a competitor. He's dealing with the situation very, very well," says Tony Thompson, head coach, Frenship baseball.
Coach Thompson says Coach Curtis is hospitalized in Lubbock now, but needs $50,000 before he can go to Baylor Hospital in Dallas for a liver transplant.
If you'd like to help, you can make donations to the American Bank of Commerce in Wolfforth.