kyle zuleg by waterfall
"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 Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Advocate Lutheran General
Advocate South Suburban Hospital
Advocate Trinity Hospital
Alexian Brothers Medical Center (AMITA)
Blessing Hospital
Bolingbrook (Adventist)
BroMenn Medical (Advocate) - Normal Carle Foundation - Urbana
Central DuPage
Centegra McHenry Hospital
Centegra Hospital Huntley
Centegra Woodstock Hospital
The Community Hospital - Munster
Condell Medical (Advocate)
Community First Medical Center
Decatur Memorial Hospital
Edward Hospital
Elmhurst Memorial
Evanston Hospital (Northshore)
Franciscan Health - Crown Point
Franciscan Health - Chicago Heights
Franciscan Health - Hammond
Franciscan Health - Olympia Fields
Franciscan Health Dryer
Glenbrook Hospital (Northshore)
Glen Oaks (Adventist)
Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Shepard (Advocate)
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
Highland Park Hospital (Northshore)
Hinsdale (Adventist)
Holy Cross Hospital, Chicago
Ingalls Hospital
Jackson Park Hospital
John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County


Kishwaukee Community Hospital
LaGrange (Adventist)
Little Company of Mary Hospital & Health Care
Loretto Hospital
Loyola Medical
Ann and Robert Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
MacNeal Hospital
Memorial Medical - Springfield
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago
Methodist Hospital - Southlake, Merrillville
Methodist Hospital, Northlake, Gary
Metro South Medical Center, Blue Island
Morris Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center
Northwest Community Healthcare
Northwestern Lake Forest
Northwestern Memorial
Norwegian American Hospital
OSF Saint Anthony Medical - Rockford
OSF Saint Francis Medical - Peoria
OSF Saint Joseph - Bloomington
Palos Health, Palos Heights
Presence Covenant Hospital - Urbana Presence United Samaritan Medical Center - Danville
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Elgin
Presence Mercy Medical Center - Aurora
Presence Saints Mary and Elzabeth Medical Center, Chicago
Presence St. Joseph Hospital Chicago
Presence St. Mary's Hospital of Kankakee


Resurrection Medical (Presence)
Riverside Medical Center
Rockford Memorial
Roseland Community Hospital
Rush-Copley Memorial Hospital
Rush University Medical Center
Rush Oak Park Hospital
Saint Alexius Medical
Saint Anthony Hospital Chicago
South Shore Hospital, Chicago
St. Francis (Presence)
Presence for Saint Joseph Medical Center - Joliet
(Presence) St. John's - Springfield
Silver Cross Hospital
St. Catherine Hospital
St. Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center
St John's Hospital - Springfield
St. Mary Medical Center Hobart
St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur
Sherman Hospital (Advocate)
Skokie Hospital (Northshore)
Swedish Covenant
University of Chicago Medical Center University of Illinois - Chicago
Unity Point Health Proctor Hospital Peoria
Unity Point Health Methodist, Peoria
Unity Point Health Trinity, Rock Island
Vista Medical Center
Weiss Memorial Hospital
West Suburban 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___kylezulegfoundation@yahoo.com___630.369.4312___Illinios Not for Profit Corporation___Federal 501(c)(3) tax exempt