“The goal would be not only to provide a physical piece of comfort for them through this blanket but also that it serves as a reminder that we are here to care for them,” Katie Marks says.
“It just feels great,” Randy Nidalmia of Southern Oregon Subaru says, “there’s nothing like coming out here and seeing all the happy faces.”
The hospital began handing them out Thursday afternoon, to patients receiving treatment in their infusion center.
Executive Producer Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5 and 6. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.
She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
When Kristin is not sharing the news, she’s traveling, hunting down the best burrito, or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She’s also a Green Bay Packers shareholder; if you see her out and about she’d be happy to tell you the story of how a California girl became a cheesehead.