Contributed by Marlene Okakok

Marlene Okakok
Wainwright, Alaska

Sent by Rob Wiard

Marlene writes: I am an Inupiaq (Eskimo), from Wainwright, Alaska. I have recently lost my mother whom I was very close to. She was a very special person, she was the jack of all trades. She crocheted hats, slippers, and she made blankets as well. Here’s a blanket that I want to donate to keep somebody warm, my mother made it with love … My heart goes to all of you.

Rob writes: She said she is proud to contribute and represent for the women of the North Slope and Inupiaq Nation.