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Burns and Poe’s Keith Burns Helps Daughter Savannah Stay Strong Through Leukemia Battle

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Thoughts and prayers are going out to Burns and Poe guitarist and singer, Keith Burns, who revealed this week that his 18-year-old daughter is battling leukemia.

Savannah Leigh, a freshman at North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Ga., where she is majoring in physical therapy, is currently being monitored at Atlanta’s Egleston Children’s Hospital. The daughter of the former Trick Pony member is in desperate need of platelets and blood.

“She is strong,” Burns tells Taste of Country of his courageous daughter. “Thanks [everyone] for all the prayers.”

Donations can be made at LifeSouth – Northeast Georgia Center located at 1200 McEver Road Extension, Gainesville, Ga. 30504; 770-538-0500 (ask for April or Nicole) or the American Red Cross – Gainesville Donor Center located at 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville, Ga. 30501; 770-297-0929. Appointments are recommended.

A special blood drive for Savannah is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19 at LifeSouth’s Community Blood Center. Call 770-538-0500 to schedule an appointment. For more information on Savannah or making donations, click here.

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