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Providence Donates Blood to Fire Victims

The Providence Blood Donor Center collected 200 units of blood at area blood drives for burned musician and family.  
 
With his violin, David Ewart touched people with his music. But on his upscale cul-de-sac in Valencia Hills, he touched people with his heart, and neighbors are now returning the kindness. Ewart, a professional musician was severely burned in a fire that destroyed his house early December 20th and badly burned his son and father, is known as the joy and soul of his neighborhood - the guy who threw an annual holiday party for the block, coached several youth sports teams and went all out with decorations at Halloween because the kids loved it. Ewart, who at one time played with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, suffered second- and third-degree burns over 32% of his body - including his hands, arms, back, chest and face - according to burn center spokeswoman Debbie
Groveman.  His son, a first-year lifeguard at his Valencia community clubhouse and a swim team member, was the most seriously injured with burns over 41% of his body. Ewart's father sustained facial burns and a broken nose after a fall.
 
The Providence Blood Donor Center has a Blood Mobile Bus that goes into the community to facilitate donations.  On January 15, 2006 at 9pm the Providence Blood Mobile Bus will be on an episode of the ABC Hit Show "Desperate Housewives".  The portion of the episode entitled "Were Gonna Be All Right" was filmed on the Universal Studios lot November 21, 2005.