As a PICU nurse, I get to witness tragedy every week. We sometimes care for children with no families, no possessions. Nothing. It is sad to see them in their hospital gowns and facility linens, sometimes with so many tubes and IV lines. Sometimes for long periods of time. But then we receive these lovely little care packages with the most gorgeous little blankets, and the second we place that blanket on that child, something miraculous happens. That child now has something beautiful to call their own. It’s as if they can feel the love, because in spirit, they are no longer alone, and they begin to thrive. Love from a total stranger can completely change the life of a child in ways unimaginable. So thank you all on behalf of all my little patients that have received many of your beautiful blankets!

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