Loyola Blakefield freshman Joseph T. Gorman died March 9 after two years of battling leukemia.
Gorman was a student at Loyola for four years and had just turned 15. He had recently been informed that he was going to receive the “Childrens’ Hope Medal of Honor” presented by Heroes of Hope, a program under the World Health Foundation. He inspired a bone marrow drive that resulted in the registration of nearly 900 new donors. Gorman himself was the recipient of a bone marrow transplant.