140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Friday, March 4, 2011

Shriners Hospital for Children receives large blanket donation from 11-year-old girl

 Thursday, March 3, 2011 5:18 p.m. MST By Viviane Vo-Duc, Deseret News

Michaela Winterton was only 9 years old when she donated her first blankets to Shriners Hospital. She had surgery there and was given "a soft blanket ... for my very own ... to take home with me" and she wanted to give something back. She went with her mother to the fabric store and purchased enough polar fleece to make ten blankets, which she fringed, tied and donated to Shriner's. A few days later, she called her grandma and said, "That was fun — I feel good — I want to do it again." When "gramma" asked her what her goal was, she responded, "I'm going to donate 100!" On Thursday morning, March 3, Michaela donated 150 fleece blankets to Shriner's Hospital. She has already set a goal to donate 200 blankets on her 12th birthday, which is September 30, 20

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