by Tom Rademacher, Veteran Grand Rapids Press columnist and long-time Michigan Blood donor
Time and grace and medical know-how all played major roles. But Michigan Blood also shares a special place in the transformation of Abigail Beach from a mother shedding tears of grief to one who now knows tears of joy.
“What do you say about an organization that essentially saved your life?” says Abbi, who likely would have died alongside her stillborn baby girl if it hadn’t been for nearly a dozen transfusions of blood and more than a half-dozen other blood products back in 2010.
That’s the year Abbi, 27, and her husband Lee, 37, endured a journey they never saw coming.