LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Dozens of volunteers spent their day making 'smell blankets' for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Luke's Love Foundation started making the smell blankets after The Ball Family's son, Luke, now one, was born with complications and was in the NICU for 10 days.
The only way Luke's parents could bond with him was through smell.
Now the family and Senior Circle volunteers make smell blankets for every child that stays in the Woodland Heights Hospital NICU.
"You wouldn't believe how hard it is to see your baby to hold it, feed it...and this was really the only way I could bond with him was through the smell blanket, smell patch so yeah it's very important," said Kris Ball, Luke's father.
Luke's Love Foundation raises money and blankets every year for babies in the NICU year round. You can make a donation by contacting Woodland Heights Medical Center