Blankets & Hugs for Kids

by McKenna
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 My name is McKenna, I am 14 years old. I have battled chronic illnesses since the age of 8. I have Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s, PCOS, VCD , Chronic Migraines, MTHFR Gene, Hypertension and high heart rate, Asthma, a benign tumor on my liver, & other undiagnosed things. After going through/still going through many tests, procedures, ER visits, I wanted to help other people like me. I love anything crafty! I decided to make blankets for children with chronic or life threatening illnesses. So I made my organization Blanket Hugs (@blankethugs).

Since the age of 8 my life has changed drastically. My health may have gotten a whole lot worse but my attitude towards life has gotten so much better.

Forever, I only wished my illnesses would go away and I could live a normal life. Boy was I wrong for thinking that. I have met so many of my best friends from having these illnesses. Now I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

 I have also learned to trust God more. Without God in my life I don’t think I would be where I am. I have learned to put my faith in him, and not to worry too much. He will always be protecting me!

10 “So do not fear, for I am with you;

do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

-Isaiah 46:10

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