4.23.2010

Fill in Friday #173 and a Project Linus story

FiF#173
1. Where are my socks ?
2. If wishes were horses a little girl who got a fleece blanket from Project Linus would get her wish (see below, it made me cry this morning!).
3. I'd like to see my babies face.
4. When I was a teen, I thought this can't be all there is to live.
5. One of my mother's favorite sayings was I don't remember any.
6. I'd have a hard time doing without my iPod.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to visiting the Stutz Gallery open house, tomorrow my plans include working a Habitat For Humanity project and Sunday, I want to walk for the March of Dimes!

The story that made me cry this morning-this was sent to us by the local Project Linus coordinator:
…I am the mother of a Project Linus blanket recipient.  Caitlyn recieved her blanket 2 1/2 years ago when she was only 7 and was undergoing a very painful bone surgery on both legs. She was a patient at the St. Vincent Children's hospital in Indianapolis. After the surgery the child life specialist was attempting to distract Caitlyn as she was in extreme pain.  At one point the specialist brought in a fleece blanket for Caitlyn. Caitlyn's eyes lit up! This particular blanket was a horse pattern and Caitlyn was in love with horses. There was no way the Child life specialist could have known this. I truly believe this blanket was meant for Caitlyn.  This blanket from then on did not leave her bed. She would not allow anyone to move her without the blanket. Over the last two years Cait has slept with this blanket every night.  Yesterday Caitlyn underwent another surgery. This time I was in a hurry to leave the house and forgot the blanket. After awaking for surgery, the first thing Cait wanted to know was where her horsey blanket was. After she was stable and awake I made a trip home to get her blanket.  I wanted you to know how important this blanket is for Caitlyn. It has gotten her through several incredibly tough rehabilitations. Please thank your volunteers for the work they put in to this great project.

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