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Quilters Bring a “Touch of Comfort” to Patients

Perhaps one of the most remarkable outcomes of Hurricane Sandy was to see strangers come together to help those impacted by the storm rebuild their lives once again.

In the wake of tragedy, it is inspiring to witness the compassion of those who so selflessly reach out to help others. As part of their relief effort after Hurricane Sandy, Quilts for Kids recently donated 60 quilts to Winthrop’s Child Life Program. This is the second donation that Quilts for Kids has made to the Hospital, having also donated 25 quilts to the Hospital’s Cancer Center for Kids in October.

The quilts were donated through the Downy Touch of Comfort program, which, in partnership with Quilts for Kids, helps provide comforting quilts and a touch of home to hospitalized children.

These brand new quilts are handmade by volunteers using donated materials, and are currently being disseminated to children who are battling chronic illnesses during their Hospital stay.

Pictured at the donation are (l.-r.) Lorraine Martone, RN; Mary Ann Dziomba, RN, Nurse Manager, Pediatrics/PICU; Carrie Davis of Long Island Quilts for Kids; and Nikki Adams, Certified Child Life Specialist.
Vol. 22, No. 3
Winter 2012

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