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My Guardian Angel

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Submitted by leekiplan_571 on Sat, 04/18/2020 - 04:25


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In the past eight years, Kathy has knitted more than 100 blankets, all of which provide comfort to adults and children who are going through some form of life-threatening illness. * Kip Lee
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Reno resident Kip Lee shares his deep gratitude for his sister-in-law, who was by his side during his cancer treatment and has since knitted more than 100 blankets for transplant patients.

My name is Kip Lee, and at the age of 42, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and found myself sitting in a patient room at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

I was unsure of my future, because I had just finished the final stage of my autologous transplant. I was shivering uncontrollably and having an allergic reaction to the stem cells that were cryogenically frozen and were now being given back to me into my blood. I recall the nurse placing multiple warm blankets over me; however, nothing appeared to help.

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