Latest USF gesture blankets Bissette with compassion

  • Each sport was represented on the quilt — made by Apollo Beach resident Joan Mynahan — and each jersey bore Bissette’s No. 00.
  • Mynahan, who also sews quilts for LifeLink Foundation (her husband received a heart transplant a half-decade ago), said she stopped counting the number of hours she worked on the USF quilt at 35.
  • South Florida Bulls fans, you’ve come to the right place: the USF Sports Bulletin blog.

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@TBTimes_Bulls: “When @USFSoftball folks see this quilt made for Meredith Bissette, they may need a hanky of similar size.”


USF softball player Meredith Bissette began treatments for chordoma cancer Thursday in Boston, but the unexpected transfusion — hearty doses of craftsmanship and compassion — arrived Monday. A day after USF staged a home-run derby and silent auction to raise funds for Bissette’s family, the Bulls sophomore received (via express mail) a quilt made almost entirely of USF athletic jerseys. Each sport was represented on the quilt — made by Apollo Beach resident Joan Mynahan — and each jersey bore Bissette’s No. 00.


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