Lausanne students give handmade blankets to cancer patients

Lausanne students give handmade blankets to cancer patients
Updated: Jun. 21, 2018 at 4:20 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Two Lausanne Collegiate School seniors recently donated 25 handmade blankets to cancer patients.

The warm blankets were given out at the West Cancer Center on Union Avenue.

Both Maggie Spence and Naiya Nolan-Dillard researched the average number of incoming patients treated by West Cancer Center during a semester.

They then raised $1,200 to buy fabric to make enough fleece blankets to accommodate them.

"The idea came from my mom," Spence said. "She did go through cancer treatment. I just saw that she loved her blanket and she got it the first day she came here. I realized how much of a need it was and how it wasn't just something for comfort. It wasn't just something soft to have, which is very important but it's also because the chemo room is very cold."

The students had volunteers help make the blankets.

Working in teams of two, each blanket took two hours to construct, and the project took two months to complete.

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