Darvina Emmerich contacted the PHCA to tell us about her foundation, Wrapped in Love. The foundation was formed in memory of Darvina’s husband James Emmerich, a former Polish Hill resident.
Darvina says that she got the idea to start Wrapped in Love when James had cancer. She says, “he always felt so cold that he carried a blanket with him everywhere he went while going through chemotherapy treatment. Jim fought a courageous battle and inspired many by his fortitude of spirit. He passed on February 14,1997. We miss him dearly, his strong spirit and love carries on through Wrapped in Love’s mission: To provide blankets to cancer patients and seriously ill patients around the world to bring comfort, peace and joy, and remind all of us that we are children at heart.”
To find out more about Wrapped in Love, or to volunteer to make a blanket, you can write to Wrapped in Love, P.O. Box 13486, Pittsburgh,, Pa. 15243; or call 412-983-7274.