BREESE, Ill. – Family and friends of a Breese, Ill. teen who recently lost his battle with cancer are now paying it forward.

NewsChannel 5 first brought you the story of 16-year-old Galen Huelsmann back in September. Students and the community organized "Team Galen" night at Central High School. He lost his battle with leukemia a few days later.

In honor of Galen, his family and the community are now making hundreds of fleece blankets and they're donating them to Children's Hospital.

Members of Team Galen hand-delivered some of those blankets to children in the hospital Monday morning.