Blood drive held in Landrum girl’s memory


SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) — The community will honor a young girl who died following a battle with cancer.

Eliza Cait Millwood fought leukemia before her death earlier this month. She was only 10 years old. 

A blood drive will be held in her honor on Wednesday, April 25.

The Landrum girl was diagnosed with leukemia in February. She was in remission around Easter, but contracted an infection that led to her death.

Those closest to Eliza Cait remember her kind and loving spirit. 

Her father Joey said she loved to write and dance. She loved Jesus and her family and friends.

Eliza Cait’s teacher Amanda Thomas said the classroom felt empty in her absence. 

“We talked about how she was sick and at the hospital but getting medicine from the doctors… (The kids’) instinct was what can we do? What can we do to help?” Thomas said.

Eliza Cait’s 4th grade class at O.P. Earle Elementary School has found ways to remember her.

Students have painted flower pots light blue, her favorite color. The pots sit near the school’s front entrance. They also plan to make a scrapbook for the Millwood family. 

Thomas said the community has surrounded the family with love and support.

Today’s blood drive is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Landrum High parking lot.

Donors are asked to bring an ID. Click or tap here to read more about donating

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