When eight-year-old Riley Hauf of Sheridan, Wyo. was diagnosed with T-cell ALL leukemia two years ago, family and friends were looking for practical ways to help out the family. One project, spearheaded by cousin Linda Zeller of Canada, allowed many to become involved helping the family with their ever-increasing medical bills.
“She felt such a need to do something for the family,” shared Dorothy Schroeber.
Schroeber, who is a great aunt to the boy, recalled how Zeller, an avid quilter who once owned a quilt shop, donated time and materials to make a full size quilt to raffle with the proceeds going to the family.
Once the quilt was completed, the top quilt, was mailed between family and friends in Canada and throughout the U.S., recalled Schroeber, which allowed those purchasing tickets to see the quilt firsthand.
Schroeber said she also took part in the project, showing the quilt during the Prairie County Fair. Many, who saw the quilt in Terry, bought tickets and donated money, Schroeber said.
The drawing for the quilt took place Oct. 3. The completed quilt was then mailed to winner Frankie Ehret of Billings.
Although the boy’s bone marrow transplant in October was successful, the family has remained in Salt Lake City for follow-up care.
Pictured at left: The completed blue and brown quilt raffled to benefit a Wyo. boy diagnosed with T-cell ALL leukemia was shown in Terry in August.
Published Dec. 16, 2009