The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 45,000 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.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Tucker's Special Space

Three year old Tucker loves the outdoors--hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family at his grandparents' cabin in the woods at Kerr Lake.  But he also has a rare, genetic lung disorder that keeps him at home most of the time when he's not in the hospital or undergoing treatments.  Special Spaces of the Triangle--along with over 40 local artists, seamstresses, and volunteers--transformed Tucker's bedroom into a rustic, woodsy haven.

Our Project Linus Chapter was happy to provide a special quilt for Tucker to take when he goes for treatments.  His brothers and sister also received a blanket, as a child's illness is stressful for the entire family.
Tucker's special quilt
Dustin's quilt
Madi's fleece blanket
Dylan's fleece blanket
For more information and photos of Tucker and his "special space", read the articles that were published in The North Raleigh News and The Wake Forest Weekly.