I would usually go in the patient's room with three blankets in my hands, talk to the patient, explain who I was, why our group was there, and then ask them if they had a favorite color, hobby, animal, etc. I would look at what I had in my hands to see if it fit the criteria, or I would explain that I was going out to the cart in the hallway to see if I would be able to find something they might like.
I walked into one of the rooms with three blankets (one being in the photograph on the left). The reason I remember it so well was because I made it. I loved the color and the yarn combination, but had no idea if anyone else would. When I walked into the room, I saw that the patient was a 13-15 year old girl. She was standing by her bed and was a little surprised to see a stranger in her room. I could tell by the look on her face that she wasn't sure what was going on.
When I told her the information above, she pointed to "my blanket" and said, "That's the one I want. I love it!" I was so excited that I said, "I made this one!" She grabbed me and hugged me and thanked me over and over. I don't know which one of us was the most excited. It was a very brief encounter, but it meant everything to me at that moment. I hope and pray it helps her to heal and enjoy a wonderful, long, healthy life.