The Ansley Foundation Weighted Blanket program kicked off in November of 2020 for the AFLAC Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at both the Scottish Rite and Egleston campuses. Each blanket is made in the USA and stitched with love. Blankets are washable, individually packaged and tagged from The Ansley Foundation and include an information insert.
Our Ansley Weighted Blanket program was born from Ansley’s desire to have a weighted blanket when her health began to steadily decline. Unfortunately, she didn’t obtain her own weighted blanket prior to her passing however, we know there is nothing she would want more or be more proud of than us providing that comfort to other patients battling childhood cancer.
It is our hope that recipients of an Ansley Weighted Blanket gain help and/or relief from anxiety, stress, restless leg syndrome, insomnia or just feel comforted by the softness and slight weight provided by the blanket.
Blankets come in a variety of patterns and several weight options.
Since Fall of 2020, we have donated over 100 blankets and several weighted animals for children being treated at Scottish Rite or Egleston. Our blankets are now also available through the pediatric department at the Emory Proton Radiation/ Therapy Center in Atlanta.
Blankets are available at no charge to newly diagnosed patients and patients currently being treated for childhood cancer at Scottish Rite, Egleston or the Emory Proton Center and can be obtained through your Child Life Specialist.
*Weighted blankets are not intended for use with toddlers or infants due to suffocation risks.*