Basha senior helps donate over 500 blankets to Mercy Gilbert for project

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A Basha High School senior helped collect and donate over 500 blankets to Mercy Gilbert for her senior year pre-med project. (Source: Stephen Stryker) A Basha High School senior helped collect and donate over 500 blankets to Mercy Gilbert for her senior year pre-med project. (Source: Stephen Stryker)
Kamryn Stryker, a Basha senior, received 508 blankets from strangers, family and friends to donate for use on the Chemo Infusion Floor of the Mercy Gilbert Medical Center as part of her project. (Source: Stephen Stryker) Kamryn Stryker, a Basha senior, received 508 blankets from strangers, family and friends to donate for use on the Chemo Infusion Floor of the Mercy Gilbert Medical Center as part of her project. (Source: Stephen Stryker)
Included with the blankets was a small card that talks about Stryker's inspiration behind the project: her uncle Ted and his battle with glioblastoma (GBM). (Source: Stephen Stryker) Included with the blankets was a small card that talks about Stryker's inspiration behind the project: her uncle Ted and his battle with glioblastoma (GBM). (Source: Stephen Stryker)
The floor director, nurses and patients receiving treatment were thrilled with the donations. (Source: Stephen Stryker) The floor director, nurses and patients receiving treatment were thrilled with the donations. (Source: Stephen Stryker)
GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A Basha High School senior helped collect and donate over 500 blankets to Mercy Gilbert for her senior year pre-med project.

Kamryn Stryker was able to donate 508 blankets, thanks to strangers, family and friends, for use on the Chemo Infusion Floor of the Mercy Gilbert Medical Center as part of her project.

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Included with the blankets was a small card that talks about Stryker's inspiration behind the project: her uncle Ted and his battle with glioblastoma (GBM).

GBM is a particularly aggressive tumor that forms in the tissue of the brain and spinal cord, according to the American Brain Tumor Association. Arizona Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with the same type of brain cancer this year.

The floor director, nurses and patients receiving treatment were thrilled with the donations. The blankets will hopefully help keep patients warm and comfortable as they receive treatment.

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