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(KSL News) The LDS Humanitarian Center decided to make an unusual quilt for a terminally ill teen in Michigan. Andy Noble is a 17-year-old from Melrose, Michigan. He has cerebral palsy and a terminal lung disease. He's had 63 surgeries just to stay alive.
But he doesn't let that stop him from his very special collection. He collects firefighter, police officer, and EMT patches from across the country and world, and now has about 15,000.
Larry Hendricks, a firefighter from Oakland, California, met Andy and contacted the LDS Church to see if it could help. "LDS Charities has graciously stepped up to the plate and they are going to build this boy a massive quilt, and for the first time he will be able to see his entire collection," Hendricks says.
The finished quilt will be 400 to 600 feet long.
Andy and his mother want to take the quilt around the country to raise money for local police and fire charities.