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Thread: Chemo Quilt for a student

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    Chemo Quilt for a student

    One of my English students started chemo treatments this week. Knowing that the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes, I figured he would have either chemo or radiation after his surgery a few weeks ago, so I decided to make him a sofa quilt to help keep him warm. I've read that some treatments take so much out of a body that it's hard to stay warm. He's very thin, so there's already nothing on him to keep him warm. I made the quilt with a high loft batting and extra long because he's probably six feet tall at 17! After finishing the quilt I took it to school and had the kids in my classes sign it or write words of encouragement. Originally I was going to use the blue for the entire back but decided to put some white on the back so there would be more room to sign it. The kids loved the idea of signing it and writing little notes to him. (Check out the tail end of my quilt inspector in the first pic. lol)

    After I finished the quilt, I called his mom to deliver it, but they are in the hospital for his first treatment, so it has to wait till he comes back. I'm really excited to deliver it to him. I'm hoping it brightens his Thanksgiving holidays.
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    He will love it and the notes! That is true about being cold. I know.
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    What a wonderful idea. Thank you for going the extra mile in caring for this teen and his family. I also love how you included his friends well wishes into the finished product. A very tangible way for him to know how many care about him.

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    nicely done
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    How wonderful and thoughtful you are! Just goes to show that TEACHERS are a gift from God!! I am sure your student will love this quilt and treasure it always. I will put him on my prayer list.
    God, Wonderful Family, Great Health, Awesome Friends, Quilting & Chocolates - - What more could a girl be blessed with!!

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    very nice!!!!!
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    It is sure to brighten his day!
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    Ditto to all above. BrendaK
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    So kind of you and the guilt will encourage him!

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    Great idea and quilt and wonderful of you to do this for him! Good luck to him!

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    Such a bright & cheerful quilt & with his friends notes to him. How thoughtful of you.

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    The quilt you made looks wonderful! When I went through chemo I did get cold and since it took a little over 4 hours I would get hungry. So maybe you could make a matching bag to take a bit to eat with it if you have some left over fabric.

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    nice quilt...
    nice gift for your student

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    Tis is such a sweet quilt that will certainly bring warmth and comfort.
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    Know this will mean so much to your student!

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    Beautiful quilt. You are very special to have made this for him and gotten all the signatures. It will be a most wonderful gift. Prayers for his health.

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    Very thoughtful pretty quilt!!

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    That is so sweet, beautiful quilt and I am sure he will love reading the messages. Hope he gets better soon.

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    Beautiful and he will love it and the warmth will bring him comfort. He will always treasure it. So very nice of you to think of him and the warmth.
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    What a wonderful and caring person you are. The quilt is gorgeous!! All positive thoughts and my prayers to this young man.
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    What a wonderful and thoughtful thing to do.

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    What a great idea, he will treasure this lovely quilt. The messages from fellow students will warm him as much as your beautiful quilt.

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    What a wonderful idea

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    how very kind of you I"M sure he will appreciate it very much.
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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