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Life as a TV host/reporter is not always as glamorous as it seems. :) Don't get me wrong... I am SO BLESSED and absolutely LOVE what I do, BUTTTTT things can be super busy, have crazy hours, and literally keep you up all night long.  However, it's days like this that make everything SO worth it!

Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet a 17 year old girl named Andrin Espana who is nothing short of inspiring.

Watch the video below for her story, and scroll down for more on how you can get involved and save a life just like hers.

What a courageous girl she is.  Andrin has been through so much at such a young age and it seems to have only made her stronger.  Even though she had to leave promptly after this interview to undergo her last round of Chemotherapy treatment, she could not have been happier to spend the morning raising awareness about the importance of all that the Blood Alliance does here in NE Florida.

For more on Andrin's story, visit the

TEAM ANDRIN Facebook Page

It's really incredible that just 1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives!  The Blood Alliance is the only provider of blood to ALL hospitals in the region so it's all the more imperative that those who are able to donate - do so!

There is no better gift - especially during the holiday season - than giving through the Blood Alliance.  You are literally giving the gift of life to someone in need. For more information on where you can go to donate, visit