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Katia Reports: St. James Episcopal blankets community with its holiday warmth

The Kinder class at St. James Episcopal School has been making blankets for 15+ during the holiday season.

During this time of the year they focus on giving rather than receiving.

Blankets have been donated to different non-profit organization thru the years.

Four years ago, SJES Scholars began donating their hand made blankets to the Oncology patients at Driscoll Children’s Hospital after 3-year-old classmate Alondra Vela was diagnosed with leukemia. She is now in remission.

Another classmate, 7-year-old Kanon Brown, also was diagnosed with leukemia at 3, but now only visits the hospital for check-ups.

Last year, Kanon Brown was an oncology patient at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. He says having a blanket while fighting cancer is a nice feeling.

Kanon and Alondra received the blankets and they, along with their parents, took them to Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

Alondra and Kanon are both survivors!


Katia Uriarte

Katia Uriarte

Hello Coastal Bend! My name is Katia Uriarte and I'm an Anchor and Reporter at KRIS 6 News.
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