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Richards students make blankets for pediatric cancer patients

Richards High School National Honor Society members Kiersten Bergquist (left) Mariel Rancel make fleece blankets for pediatric cancer patients Advocate

Richards High School National Honor Society members Kiersten Bergquist (left) and Mariel Rancel make fleece blankets for pediatric cancer patients at Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn. | Supplied photo

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Updated: July 3, 2013 6:01AM



More than a dozen members of the National Honor Society from Richards High School delivered stacks of fleece blankets recently to Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn.

NHS members from the Oak Lawn bought the material and made nearly 50 fleece blankets for pediatric cancer patients at Advocate.

Chemotherapy often makes children feel cold, so the blankets can help ease discomfort.

When patients come to the hospital for treatment, they can choose among new blankets, hats, toys and other donated items to make the visit a little more bearable.

Staff reports



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