The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 42,000 blankets have been delivered to many local groups and agencies that help seriously ill or traumatized children who need a HUG from a blanket including: Wake Med Hospitals, Rex Hospital, Duke Hospital NICU, Safe Space (for children of abused women receiving support), Hospice (for their Reflections program for grieving children and teens), Make a Wish Foundation, the children at Salvation Army, Children's Flight of Hope, and Wake County Social Services.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Savannah Smiles

Dear Susie AND blanketeer extraordinaire, Ms. Kathleen Vockeroth!! (Please fwd to this wonderful woman, if you can!)
We wanted to extend our sincere & heartfelt thanks to all of you that are a part of Project Linus!!! We were blown away with gratitude!! 
Late last night, my husband rushed our 6 year old daughter to the ER  with major breathing difficulties, spiked fever, rapid heartbeat and severe cough that came out of nowhere.  It was really scary and time stood still...until it was determined she was going to be ok. At some point in this very stressful time at the hospital for both my daughter and husband, a wonderful gift was given to my daughter - her new favorite blanket! 
When she was finally discharged around 4:30am, our very sick and exhausted little 6 yr old daughter came running to me to show me what she received for being such a good patient at the hospital and said "I want to sleep with this forever!" Her words say it all and wanted to let you know what comfort it brought to her. The blanket is perfect in every way- down to the colors and patchwork pieces (especially the sparkly fabric ones!). What a comfort it served to her thru all the tests and xrays!!!! And what a blessing to us as her parents. 
Thank you so very much for this amazing way to give to the little ones. These blankets DO make a difference and am forever thankful, especially to you - Ms. Vockeroth!
With sincere gratitude,
Ann & Mike H.