This blanket is in the mail. It's headed to a little girl. I don't know her. She lives in the town where I grew-up. And, she's very sick.
I don't do a lot of requests, but when I got an email asking me to knit this particular pattern as a donation to a fundraising auction, I felt compelled to oblige.
Once upon a time, I was a very sick little girl. I was lucky to have the support and help of a large community. I can be certain I never thanked them all. Further, I'm positive there are people whose names I've never known who did things to care for me and my family during all the hospital stays, surgeries and periods of not knowing. And, I know, without question, that all of those things mattered.
I got better. And, I've stayed better for a long time. I hope Katie does too. While knitting a blanket won't cure what ails her, I hope it helps to show that there are people in her corner rooting for her. Keep fighting.