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"Wrapping warmth, comfort and support around organ donor families one blanket at a time."
KYLE ZULEG FOUNDATION BLANKET UPDATE

One of the missions of Kyle's foundation is to help support organ donor families. Organ donor matching for Kyle was a very long process. As much as we wanted Kyle with us we knew it was in Gods hands and Kyle was wanted somewhere else. It was a couple of days before Kyle's seven organs were matched. Kyle hung in there like a champ… like his dad said, "Kyle was never in a hurry to go anywhere." We were so proud of him for enduring all the tests, blood draws and treatments needed to match his organs for his five recipients. Although we never had the discussion of organ donation with Kyle we knew that was the kind of giving boy he was. This was confirmed when we came home from the hospital and saw Kyle's donate life bracelet sitting on his desk where he had often sat at night to do his homework.

In honor of those who choose and are able to give the gift of life through organ donation, a monogrammed "forever in our hearts" blanket will be passed out to families as they sit at the bedside and wait while their loved one is prepared to give the gift of life. Our hope is that these blankets can provide some warmth and comfort to these families during this very difficult time. Kyle's first blanket was given to a family at Edward Hospital on August 24, 2011.

As a result of our fundraising efforts we have been able to provide blankets to the following hospitals:

Advocate Christ Medical Center
Advocate Children's Hospital
- Oak Lawn, Park Ridge
Advocate Lutheran General
Alexian Brothers Medical Center (AMITA)
Blessing Hospital
Bolingbrook (Adventist)
BroMenn Medical (Advocate) - Normal Carle Foundation - Urbana
Central DuPage
Centegra McHenry Hospital
Centegra Woodstock Hospital
Condell Medical (Advocate)
Edward Hospital
Elmhurst Memorial
Evanston Hospital (Northshore)
Glenbrook Hospital (Northshore)
Glen Oaks (Adventist)
Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Shepard (Advocate)
Highland Park Hospital (Northshore)
Hinsdale (Adventist)
LaGrange (Adventist)
Loyola Medical
Ann and Robert Lurie Children's Hospital    of Chicago
Memorial Medical - Springfield
Northwest Community Healthcare
Northwestern Lake Forest
Northwestern Memorial
OSF Saint Anthony Medical - Rockford
OSF Saint Francis Medical - Peoria
OSF Saint Joseph - Bloomington
Presence Covenant Hospital - Urbana Presence United Samaritan Medical Center - Danville
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Elgin
Presence Mercy Medical Center - Aurora

Resurrection Medical (Presence)
Rockford Memorial
Rush University Medical Center
Saint Alexius Medical
St. Francis (Presence)
Presence for Saint Joseph Medical Center - Joliet
(Presence) St. John's - Springfield
St John's Hospital - Springfield
Sherman Hospital (Advocate)
Skokie Hospital (Northshore)
Swedish Covenant
University of Chicago Medical Center University of Illinois - Chicago
Vista Medical Center

     

Our goal is to have Kyle shining throughout the state of Illinois by providing blankets to all Illinois hospitals.
Kyle Zuleg Foundation___520 Beaconsfield Avenue, Naperville IL 60565___info@KyleShinesOn.org___630.369.4312___Illinios Not for Profit Corporation___Federal 501(c)(3) tax exempt