Our very own Nan Davis Counseling Secretary/Registrar had the opportunity to deliver 40 blankets to the Huntsman Bone Marrow Transplant unit this holiday season. A very dear friend of hers passed away after receiving a bone marrow transplant. In his honor Mrs. Davis has chosen to have the students at Mt Nebo Jr High help her give back! Mrs. Davis stated, “Cindy, his wife, had started a tradition of donating blankets to keep the memory of her husband alive and to keep the friendships made over those two years going. She had told me in the summer how low the supply of donated blankets gets, I took the idea to Mrs. Isakson in August of our students making these blankets and donating them. I feel very blessed to have been a part of making people smile!” The Huntsman Center accepts donations of all kind, These “Graduation Blankets” are given to the transplant patients when they receive the transplant it's the beginning of a new life for them. They have to start over like a new born baby, building immunity for their new body. Our students involved in The Latinos in Action, Junior Honor Society and Student Council all participated in learning how to cut and tie the fleece blankets that were donated. Thanks to their great advisers; Veronica Solorzano, Rebecca Reber and Coleen Huff.
For more information about donating to participating in helping this great organization go to http://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/giving/volunteering/opportunities.php#g