WATCH ABOVE: Angel Magnussen usually makes blankets for sick children, but she wanted to send one to Nathan Cirillo’s son, Marcus. Kristen Robinson reports.
VANCOUVER – Seventeen-year-old Angel Magnussen is hard at work on another Hugginz blanket.
She lives with Down Syndrome and devotes her life to helping others. She spends hours making blankets for sick children, among other things.
But when Magnussen heard about the shooting in Ottawa last week she learned Cpl. Nathan Cirillo had a six-year-old son, Marcus.
So Magnussen knew she had to start making a special blanket.
“She was quite determined that when she made his blanket that one of the hearts that’s quilted into it, has the letters ‘DAD’ quilted into it so that each time he hugged that blanket he would feel his dad and know that his dad loved him,” said Angel’s mom Cheryl.
But then came the challenge of getting the blanket to Marcus.
Cheryl contacted WestJet and they agreed to take it on a flight to Hamilton, Ontario, where police will deliver it to Marcus.
To learn more about Hugginz by Angel you can follow her on Facebook.
– With files from Kristen Robinson