Thursday, October 13, 2016

A thank you from Project Linus

Guild friends - we received this note from member, Iris Prandl. We wanted to share it with you since so many of you have shared fabric, batting, and other supplies with Iris for her sewing for Project Linus. Read the letter below, sent from a mother whose daughter received a blanket from Project Linus and know that your gifts DO make a difference! You might want to have a tissue at hand ...

"I just wanted to say thank you. 3 years ago this month my son Nolan was born and rushed into the NICU. Although we knew this would happen ahead of time and the staff at the hospital were amazing, this was an extremely difficult time.

One morning we went to visit Nolan to find a basket on the window bench of his room. Someone had learned that Nolan had a 4 year old sister and gave her a basket from her little brother.
The basket had some coloring supplies, 2 teddy bears (one green the other white), and a blanket with a tag that said Project Linus. 

Katie chose to give the white bear to Nolan to go to Heaven with and to this day says the green one was given to her by her brother.

For about the first 2 years Katie slept with her "Nolan Blanket" every night and cuddled with it every time she was missing him. She truly believes that he asked someone to make it for him special to give to his big sissy. It doesn't matter that he never made a sound, that is what we told her and because she was so young and she loves her Nolan Blanket so much, she believes it without question. 

Although the Nolan Blanket is now folded safe in the top of the closet and she doesn't depend on it as she used to, she still asks for it to be taken down every once in a while (3 years later) because it makes her feel close to the brother she barely got to know, it still brings her comfort and love.
Something as simple and small as a basket with a blanket in it made a big difference in my life but it made a HUGE difference in my daughter's life. So thank you for what you do."

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