MR says: What an inspiring example of using your talents to serve and comfort those most in need.
Cristy Daniels has been in the caring profession for as long as she can remember. As a child, she loved visiting her grandparents and helping with odd jobs around the house. She remembers playing “hospital” instead of “house.”
As a freshman in her Wyoming high school, she took the required emergency medical services course, and while her classmates chose their different career paths, she stayed true to her helping roots. Today, she not only serves patients at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, but also helps thousands of traumatized children with her handmade blankets.
Cristy started making blankets to help her decompress after long days at the hospital. She gave them to nieces, nephews and friends, and then made some for an orphanage in China. When the orphanage closed its doors, Cristy and her coworkers built a new “door” and started making blankets for children rescued by Life Flight crews. Now, because of Cristy, any time a crew gets the call to rescue an abused, injured or traumatized child, her blankets are there to warm and comfort.