Thursday was a special day for one young boy at Covenant Children's Hospital.
7-year-old Marco Lomeli received the 5,000th handmade blanket from the Lubbock Chapter of Project Linus.
Project Linus is a nationwide organization that provides handmade blankets to help children who have experienced tragedy or illness.
Marco received his blanket directly from the woman who made it by hand.
Carolyn Sowell described the presentation as "a meaningful experience."
"It was special because I've been a teacher and I've taught boys and girls about his age. To get to present a blanket to him was awesome," Sowell said.
The Lubbock Chapter of Project Linus creates and distributes nearly 100 blankets each month. Each blanket is unique and reflects the creativity of it's creator. Nationally, Project Linus has collected almost 4 million blankets.
To donate or get more information about Project Linus, visit their home page at: www.lubbock-project-linus.org
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