DES MOINES, Iowa – Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning donated 100 blankets to Blank Children’s Hospital on Wednesday.
On this cold summer day, the local business wanted to help keep sick children warm. Employees handed them out and the kids were all smiles.
Officials say hundreds of kids receive cancer treatments at Blank Children’s Hospital each year. During chemotherapy treatments, there are several side effects, including anemia, which can cause a patient to feel cold.
“Blankets are comforting, you know they are soft, warm and comforting,” said Chuck Grassman, President of Bell Brothers. “Moreover, when you go into a medical facility people are nervous, especially kids, and it's always cold in there. So the blanket keeps them warm during their procedures.”