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Rotterdam cancer survivor finds comfort making blankets for pets in need

August 02, 2019 02:46 PM

A year ago, Kimberly Jackson of Rotterdam had to quit her job because of cancer.

It was appendix cancer, which is rare, according to the Georgetown Cancer Institute - occurring in about 1,000 people in the United States each year.

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An avid animal lover, she found some comfort in her six cats. However, it was what she saw happening to other cats that turned her into even more of an advocate.

Concerned about the animals stuck in shelters, she started making blankets for them and delivering them to shelters.

To her surprise, people began requesting she make blankets for their pets, so she created Bella's Blankets, named after her bangle cat.

Jackson has received some good news. She says after four years, her latest scan shows she's cancer-free.


MORE INFORMATION: Bella's Blankets: Facebook page

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Elaine Houston & WNYT Staff

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