A Local Thank You!

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We received the following thank you note from very grateful parents.  Names have been concealed for privacy.  Please note, these parents have been advised that all credit for the blanket received is due to our Blanketeers who work tirelessly to support our Chapter and the children of Nevada County.  Thank you Project Linus Nevada County Blanketeers—this note is for you!

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A Local Thank You!

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We received this via e-mail yesterday from a grateful Mom:

My 5-year-old daughter was taken to the ER at Tahoe Forest Hospital over the holidays. She had what, at first, seemed a benign accident playing in the snow with her cousins. After an hour or two of persistent symptoms, we decided to take her to the hospital, where we learned she had a fractured skull. It was very unexpected, very frightening … and we were completely unprepared for what was escalating to be an airlift situation to another hospital. When we explained we wouldn’t be going back to the cabin that night, my daughter was very upset that she didn’t have her favorite blanket with her for the night. The nurse overheard, and within minutes came back with a Project Linus blanket. This gift and this gesture calmed her immediately and made her feel very special.

Thank you so much for your work and dedication to helping children (and their families) during a very vulnerable and scary time. It may not seem like much, but this blanket that was made with love and care was exactly what my little girl needed at that moment in time.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
A big thank you to all the generous people in our Community who support us and allow us to provide blankets to children in need!

A Local Thank You!

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Our Project Linus Nevada County Chapter received this thank you from a local mother:

Dear Project Linus,

Magic, your quilt was MAGIC!

My daughter who has Down Syndrome and has very low vision, legally blind had to spend time in the ER tonight. Mind you she is not the most articulate with her words, yet was able to clearly ask for what she wanted last night.

The Nurse…What is your favorite color?
Green…

What is your favorite animal?
A Cow

Kim the nurse brought a beautiful quilt with black and white cows (perfect for her low vision), with green panels. On this same material was musical notes. My daughter is magic with her musical memory. She can tell which radio station is on by the songs. This was not serendipity, but a magic touch from above that she received what she asked for and had something that distracted her from the other moments occurring around her.

Your work and all the commitment of your team,  made my daughters stay in the ER a little less frightening!
Thank You,

(name withheld for privacy)

If you’re a Blanketeer for our Chapter and recognize this blanket as yours, please give yourself a pat on the back!  You made a difference in a child’s life!  To all of our Blanketeers—thank you for your work and support!

2016 Beale AFB Baby Shower

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Thanks to the dedicated Blanketeers of the Project Linus Nevada County Chapter, the 2016 Beale Air Force Base Baby Shower was a success!  Here’s a photo and comments from the Beale coordinator:

We had 113 people in attendance at the Baby Shower and each family
was blessed with a quilt from you all!  I have attached the group photo of
the families with their blankets.

You all are such a wonderful group and our Airmen and their families are continually blessed by you! Thank you for all you do!
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Last year, some of you were able to recognize your blankets in the photo.  This year, we have more smiling faces to remind us of why we do what we do.

Thank you to all who donated blankets for this event.  We’ll be participating next August, so keep those blankets coming!

 

 

Inspiration for December 26

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A local Nevada County thank you!  This blanket was donated by Jan Archer, a long-time Nevada County Chapter Blanketeer!

Our granddaughter was rushed to the hospital yesterday afternoon by our local fire department. She collapsed at schooland was in respiratory distress and was not able to breath. We were all very afraid and she was terrified. After they got her stable they had to do a blood draw and start an IV.  She was crying and started into distress again and her nurse wrapped her in the most beautiful and amazing quilt! She talked to her and pointed out all the pretty things and my granddaughter relaxed and improved on the spot. Soon her blood stats went up to 97 and we all knew she was going to be ok. You are our Angel and we want to thank you for such kindness!

A grateful Grandmother

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We also received a call from a nurse at our local ER who treated this child. She wanted us to know how much our Project Linus blankets help young patients and how grateful the ER personnel are for our efforts in providing blankets.  Thank you Blanketeers for doing what you do!

Inspiration for December 24

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A local Nevada County thank you!  This blanket was made by one of our Chapter’s long-time Blanketeers, Doris Hermann.

Hello,

My son had to spend last night in the hospital due to breathing difficulties. He is doing much better and will be discharged today, but the blanket you made gave him some warmth on a cold night.  He was thrilled to be able to take it home with him.

Thank you for touching people’s lives – it is so nice to have people that don’t even know you show they care

(Author withheld)

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Inspiration for December 22

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A local Nevada County thank you!

My almost 3 year old had an unfortunate accident and sustained 2nd degree burns to her feet. In the ER at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, one of the personnel asked if my daughter would like a blanket. She had already been wrapped in a warmed hospital blanket, but she immediately said yes. I could not believe the transformation in my little one when she snuggled that blanket close. She relaxed and was noticeably comforted. Had I not seen it with my own eyes, I would never have believed it–she has never been a “blankey” type of child. That blanket never left her side until she healed enough to be mobile again. To this day, the blanket is kept on her bed and she often asks to take her “hospital blanket” when we go on trips.

Thank you for providing a touchable means of comfort to my little girl at a time when she was hurting and for helping us through some difficult hours. I have attached some photos of her snuggling her blanket and then a few days later still bandaged up but still enjoying her blanket. To all you blanketeers, thank you for your service and dedication even though you may not always hear how it impacts a child!

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