SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Twenty-three people donated during a blood drive Tuesday for a man wounded while trying to help his mother.
LifeShare Blood Centers had one of its mobile blood units parked outside El Compadre Mexican Restaurant & Seafood, 502 E. Kings Highway in Shreveport, to accept donations on Juan Zuniga's behalf.
Zuniga was shot twice in his chest the night of July 29 when two men stole his mother's purse in the restaurant parking lot.
Doctors at University Health in Shreveport had to remove his right lung.
After 1.5 months in the hospital, Zuniga was transferred Sept. 17 to Promise Hospital in Shreveport to continue his rehabilitation.
"To add to the good news, he is now going to be able to receive visitors!" says a post Sept. 17 on Gemma Zuniga's Facebook page.