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Handmade blankets made with love for cancer patients

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 17:46:34-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Some local students learned about kindness by giving back on Friday.

The kindergarten class at St. James Episcopal School made warm blankets for cancer patients at Driscoll Children's hospital.

It's a tradition that's been going strong now for 16 years.

Typically, students would make the blankets in class. However, due to the pandemic, they made them at home this year.

Kanon Brown was one of the patients who received his blanket Friday. He was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 2-years-old, and is now in remission.

Students told KRIS 6 News they were happy to spread a little warmth and joy. "The hospital is really really cold," said CeCe Gulbsy. "It keeps germs out so they need those blankets to stay warm."

"It's going to fill people with joy," said Elias Canchola.

Kanon and his mother, Ruth Brown, will deliver the blankets to other children in the oncology wing at the hospital.