Handmade Quilts Donated to Hospital

Hospital staff accept donation of quilts from Love in Stitches. Shown from left are hospital Volunteer Coordinator Jasmine Slater, Love in Stitches quilters Cynthia Whiteman and Penny Covalt and hospital Emergency Department Manager Cassidy Camino. (Courtesy photo)
Hospital staff accept donation of quilts from Love in Stitches. Shown from left are hospital Volunteer Coordinator Jasmine Slater, Love in Stitches quilters Cynthia Whiteman and Penny Covalt and hospital Emergency Department Manager Cassidy Camino. (Courtesy photo)

Sheridan Memorial Hospital has received a donation of handmade quilts especially made for seriously ill and/or traumatized children who have to visit the hospital.

The quilts were presented this week by a local non-profit organization called Love in Stitches, and the hospital's pediatric and emergency departments will distribute the blankets to their young patients.

Emergency Department Manager Cassidy Camino and Volunteer Coordinator Jasmine Slater agreed the quilts have made a positive impact on young patients.

Love in Stitches has partnered with organizations in the community since 2014, and the collaboration with Sheridan Memorial Hospital has reportedly been very successful and appreciated by many families. Love in Stitches quilter Penny Covalt said with this latest batch of quilts, the organization has given 99 quilts to the hospital.

Covalt said especially at this time of year, at Christmas, it's important to support children who may be going through a difficult time.

She said the love and hours the organization puts in to make each quilt is their way of making a difference in those who are sick or facing a difficult situation.

SheridanWyoming.com

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