Driver honored with blood drive

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Honoree says he hopes it helps others

By Cindy Simpson

A beloved school bus driver was honored by a blood drive at Bowers Elementary Monday afternoon.
The community decided to hold a blood drive for John Lewis.
He has leukemia and is at home in hospice care.
Initially the idea was to replenish supplies for his daily blood transfusions, but now the family looks at it as an opportunity to help others.
“He said even though I can’t use it, somebody else could,” said his son David Lewis, who was giving his own donation Monday afternoon at Bowers Elementary.
Family, friends and school personnel gathered to give blood in the Medic Blood Bank vehicle at the school.
“Dad has a lot of friends in this community, Rockwood and all over this town,” David Lewis said. “It means a lot.”
John’s sister Lori Adamski also said the effort was very nice.
Adamski said both John Lewis and his wife, known by everyone as Cricket, enjoyed being bus drivers.
“He loves kids, absolutely loves kids,” Adamski said.
Cricket has taken leave recently to spend time with John.