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.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Addie's Special Space

Katie Martin is the Director of Special Spaces of the Triangle, a chapter of the national non-profit organization, Special Spaces.  The mission of Special Spaces of the Triangle is to create dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening illnesses—a special space of hope and inspiration and a place to find peace and comfort.

Addie is a very treasured little girl, 3 ½ years old, and battling acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Katie and her team of Special Spaces volunteers designed a bedroom and playroom for Addie, which combined her love of animals and horses, but was still girly and filled with flirty flowers and a beautiful wall accented with a mural.

The Raleigh chapter of Project Linus was happy to provide a special blanket for Addie.  She obviously loves it—purple is her favorite color!
Take a look at the Facebook page, Special Spaces of the Triangle to see the transformation of Addie’s Special Space.