FALLSTON, Md. -
Josh Wilson was in the driver's seat. His friend Brendan Weinhold was the passenger.
"When the guy hit us, we both got knocked out. And he woke up, held my hand, and said a prayer. That made me like tear up when my mom told me that," said Wilson.
That prayer was said on a rainy night in January from Mountain Rd. in Fallston. Maryland State Police say the driver of a pickup truck ran a stop sign and hit Josh's SUV.
Josh was in critical condition. He had a broken pelvis, 28 screws now hold him together, a punctured lung, and a brain injury that erased over a month of memories.
"The last thing I remember before the accident is like Christmas," said Wilson.
He lost blood. At least 15 units were given to him at Shock Trauma, where he spent 17 days. Now that he's up and gaining his strength again, he wants to give back by giving blood for the first time. He's asking you join him on Thursday, as a way to thank the first responders, the doctors, and the nurses.
Josh and Brendan are out to make sure their friends in Fallston are taken care of because they were on that rainy January night.
The blood drive will be held on Thursday, August 22, from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Fallston Fire Hall on Carrs Mill Rd.
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