Blankiegrams at Grand Ronde Hospital

The Grande Ronde Hospital Oncology and Infusion Center director and nurses had reported that patients receiving their therapies often felt cold as they sat long hours in the clinic. Although the hospital does all it can to adjust the environment, some patients can’t seem to stay warm.  Blankiegrams to the rescue!  Sandra Ghormley, a cancer survivor herself,  spearheaded La Grande Rotary’s solution to the problem. Pictured is Sandra presenting a soft, warm, fleece blanket to Infusion Center Director, Michelle Sandoval, as Jim Mattes, GRH CEO looks on.  La Grande Rotary is supplying the Oncology Center and patients with enough blankets (about 70)  for a year of different patients.  Folks can use the “Blankiegrams” at the Center and then take them home.  The cuddly blankets are showered with positive messages such as “Peace,” “Courage,” “Lots of Love.”