Ally Marcello's father says pride in his daughter's efforts to comfort patients during the COVID pandemic drove him to nominate her.
The 24-year-old nurse made a blanket for a patient who lost his home due to staggering medical bills.
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Seeing how much the blanket meant to the patient, Marcello made others and created "I See You" blankets.
"I've seen more death and dying than I would ever thought I'd see in my life and it made me very emotionally distant from my patients because I felt that if I connected too much, if I cared too much it might break me and I see the blankets kinda help bring me back," Marcello said.
Marcello says she's raised $10,000 to pay for materials to make even more blankets.
So far, she's given out more than 200 and expanded into other states like Massachusetts.
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