Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I named this quilt "A Bear Hug" because of the fabric and the sentiment. It is being given to a young man who has bone cancer, osteosarcoma. He has gone through most of his treatments for the cancer (surgery, chemotherapy, etc) and recently has been dealing with the after effects (an infection in his new knee joint, scar tissue in the joint, etc). He is not one of my patients, nor do I know him personally. I know of him. Still I hope this quilt (54" X 72") helps "warm" him and in some small measure helps him get through it all.
For more information on osteosarcoma see:
E-Medicine Article on osteosarcoma
St Jude's Childrens Hospital
MD Anderson Hospital