It is said that losing a child is a parent’s biggest nightmare. The healing process is a life long experience. Ali Bandell has chosen a beautiful way to honor her own daughter’s birthday. She invites you to help her, help others.
Saturday would have been Zoë’s 20th birthday. I have been thinking about a way to spend April 12 in a meaningful way and I learned about Project Linus. This is a local program that makes and collects homemade quilts and blankets that usually go to children at our local hospitals or who have gone through traumatic situations. Currently, Project Linus is working to collect enough homemade blankets and quilts to give to each students of Arapahoe High School. Earlier this school year there was a shooting at this school and a 17 year old senior was shot and killed.
It takes about an hour to make a 2 sided fleece blanket. Please let me know if you can join me and some of Zoë’s other friends and family members this weekend working to support those in our community who have experienced feelings that they don’t understand and that we know all too well. Friday night (4-8) and Saturday (1-7) we will make fleece blankets that will be shared with the seniors at Arapahoe HS.
Unfortunately, I know how much these small gestures from our community are so appreciated, healing and become more meaningful in time. My goal is to make 20 blankets.
Please let me know if you are coming and when so that I can have materials and food here for you. If there is another time that you do it, let me know as I will not be traveling again until May.
Love to you all
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Please join Ali this weekend if you are able. The positive ripple effects will be felt throughout our community for years to come. – Karen Loucks Rinedollar