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3rd annual 'Luke's Love Event' makes smell blankets for NICU babies

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Dozens of volunteers used their best sewing skills Tuesday, to make 'smell blankets' for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

They're called "smell blankets" because parents take them home so it can have their scent on them, and bring it to the hospital so the baby can sleep with it while in intensive care.

It’s all a part of the 3rd Annual Luke’s Love Event.  It was created by the Ball family whose son, Luke, was born with complications and was in the NICU for 10 days.

The only way to bond with their son was through smell.

“It’s awesome, it’s great, and really rewarding to know that what we went through at the NICU has been brought to Lufkin now and there’s that support that’s available here in our local community.”

Tuesday volunteers made about 200 blankets.

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