Local students make prayer blankets for cancer patients

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Almost everyone can say they’ve been affected by cancer one way or another, so when local students heard they could help cancer patients, they jumped at the opportunity.

Grace United Methodist Church has an outreach program where they make prayer blankets for patients going through chemotherapy at Genesis Cancer Center. They reached out to Zanesville Community High School to see if they would be willing to help out. Over ten students volunteered their time to make 20 blankets that will help comfort those patients going through a hard time.

“I just want to be a part of helping them,” said Paige Holt. “Like it feels good to help them. Like other cancer patients are able to have something to hold while they’re getting their chemo,” explained Emileigh O’Connell.

The girls said they were more than willing to donate their time to help patients. Holt said even though they’re just blankets, it makes her feel good to know she’s helping comfort someone.

“It’s just nice to be a helping hand even if it only makes a little difference,” said Holt.

The prayer blankets will be delivered early next week along with a prayer to let the patients know they’re thought of and well wishes are sent their way.

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