comfort ( photo assignment )

The last photo assignment was "comfort" and we could have used some of that these past few weeks while the baby (and Daddy) were suffering from a cold and then a slight hiccup at Hopkins.  Shame on me, but I just cannot figure out two other photos for this theme but I did manage to grab this shot of Corrigan chewing on a blankie that he was given the first night he arrived at the P.I.C.U when he was four days old.  The handmade blanket came with a tag ( right side of photo ) that has already become quite faded and wrinkled but I keep it in Corrigan's memory box. 

This is the mission statement of PROJECT LINUS:

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The Project Linus Mission

Project Linus is comprised of hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States. Each volunteer and local chapter all work together to help us achieve our mission statement, which states:

First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”

Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

Together we have distributed over two million blankets to children in need since our inception in 1995.

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We kept this blanket in his crib the entire hospitalization and even now, though I know that I should probably put it away so that it will last for many years, we use it everyday. Each time I wash it I fear that it might come apart but it is holding strong.  If you have any interest in this organization ( many church groups take on this project for local hospitals ) the information is available at:

http://www.projectlinus.org/

Thank you Wesley United Methodist Sunday School, 3239 Carrollton Road, Hampstead, Maryland 21074, for this comforting blanket…it was such a sweet sweet moment on such a terrible terrible night.

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