Sunday, February 24, 2013

Brenda Brings Her Blanket to EVERY Chemo Appt

Pictured above is my new friend Brenda, an AMAZING breast cancer survivor.  In honor of Brenda, we donated a box of blankets to her doctor's office in Rockville, MD.  She called my mom from the infusion room and described the most incredible scene.... picture this, maybe 10 or so people sitting in big, comfy leather recliners hooked up their IVs so they can get their chemotherapy.... some people were sleeping; others were awake, but each person was cuddled up under one of the blankets we made.   I get the chills just picturing this.  She even wrote about this in her own blog Diva Warrior Thank you Brenda!  I can't wait to meet you in person....

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Amazing Letters from Cancer Patients....

Thank you family & friends- you've made it possible for us to make and deliver 220 blankets to cancer patients.  Read below to see what some incredible cancer patients are saying about the blankets we've made....

"Hello Marissa and Friends!  My name is Lynne and my husband Michael has a rare 'one in a million' blood cancer that is in 75% of his bone marrow.  This week, we received a blanket from you. It literally brought tears to our eyes. We just want you to know that your hard work and love is felt all the way to Canada. You sure made a difference to us. Your generosity and kindness is overwhelmingly beautiful. We received the blanket in the mail, and it was like CHRISTMAS. Michael just completed his 8th round of chemo, and he had that blanket on him in about 5 seconds flat. LOL!  Thank you soooooo much for sending. You are a beautiful soul and we are so very grateful." -Lynne & Michael

"The blankets arrived today in Milwaukee and they are beautiful. Thank you so much. I have already started to give them to my patients who are so touched by your kindness and generosity. Thank you again for making my patient's lives a little bit better.  Thank you Marissa and God bless." -Dr. Mike Bishop, Hemotologist & Oncologist, Milwaukee, WI

"My 10 year old son was the recipient of the blue & lime green blanket that was made at your synagogue!  We saw you in the picture and all of the young folks working on it and it brought a smile to my son's face.  Receiving this blanket opened the door to talking about his chemo treatments.  We are all so scared about his upcoming treatments and the future, but are feeling so blessed to be supported by so many wonderful members of the community!"  -Mom of a 10 year son w/ cancer

"The chemo blanket that you made for me is absolutely beautiful and looks and feels like professionals have done it! Every time I have chemo, I bring it with me. Words cannot express how grateful I am to you.  Not only is my chemo blanket gorgeous, but it is soooooo warm and it is all I need to keep me cozy during treatment."  -Debbie

“ Thank you very much for making these blankets.  I was a recipient of one of the beautiful blankets today at the Cooper Group Infusion Center in NJ.  They rolled in a BIG cart full of blankets and I chose the zebra stripe and pink one.  It was such a blessing!  Your kindness and thoughtfulness meant a lot to me and the other cancer patients.  Thank you!” Kelly

“This blanket is really beautiful!  I have been getting chemotherapy for 14 months and still have more to go.  As much as your blanket will warm my body, more importantly it has warmed my heart.  Thank you for your love and support as I continue to fight against this terrible disease.”  -Dara

"Ordinary people doing extraordinary deeds… that's how I describe Marissa & her 'Get Cozy During Chemo' project" -Patty, Founder of Layers of Love, who distributes many of the blankets we've made directly to cancer patients

Thursday, February 23, 2012

45 blankets just shipped out to Layers of Love

Thank you Steve from Carpet & Vaccum Expo for shipping out the blankets for us!  YOU are amazing!

Monday, February 6, 2012

200th Blanket Made...

This weekend, Marissa & friends made the 200th blanket that will be given to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.  Many of the blankets made have been donated to @Layers_of_Love to be distributed to patients nationally, while others have been given to local outpatient centers or people we know undergoing chemotherapy.  Way to go everyone!  This has been a true community effort.... so many people have made this possible.  Thank you ALL!  Now let's raise the bar.... new goal = 360 blankets.... double chai!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Blanket Party #4.... @ the home of Arlyn Goldstein

In case your son/daughter did not see the Facebook invite, or tell you about it, you are welcome to join us this Saturday, February 4 to help make blankets for cancer patients with Arlyn & Marissa.  

When:  Saturday, February 4th
Time:  1-4 pm (stay for as short or as long as you want)
Where:  Arlyn's House - need directions?

Hope to see you all on Saturday!!