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Still crocheting hats for our chemo clinics

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BlownAway60
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I visited my old job today and asked my friend Sherlyn if she needed any more hats. She sells some of them for me to help with my yarn expenses. She told me that she did not need any yet but that she could use some in kid sizes. I asked her why. Turns out a lady in the next office was trying to find a hat to fit her 4 year old daughter who is about to start chemo. I told Sherlyn that I would be glad to make hats for the lady's daughter for free. I was already working on a pink one and it would be no problem to make it small enough to fit a 4 year old. Made me a little sad that it would be for a 4 year old but happy that I could do it for her. I thought I would also make her a white one, like a sun hat and my husband suggest a furry one too. A girl can never have enough hats. Sherlyn said something about the lady saying that the hats needed to be in plastic and she had no idea what that meant but I do. I have to wash them in All Free & Clear and put them in a ziplock bag so that no germs can get on them just in case her immune system is compromised.

I have 40 ready to donate the first week of Sept when I am scheduled to see my onc. I think I will probably make another 10 before then and that way I will be able to give 25 to 2 differnet chemo clinics. I guess making hats for people going through chemo has become my mission in life. It gives me so much joy to do this and I really know how much it is appreciated.

I realy wish that I could send one to every one of the Kindred Spirits on this board but I know that I just could not afford it. So I just have to be happy with what I can do locally.

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Donna

New Flower
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Thank you for doing that, I am sure survivors and their family very appreciative a d always thinking about you when they wear your hat.
I am glad that you have been doing well.
Good luck with you appointment.
If you have extra hats to donate please PM me or Aysemari
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New Flower

mom62
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What a great gift you are giving for those in need. Wonderful.

Terry

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Ritzy
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You are a true angel Donna! Your post really touched me and I hope that you know just how special a lady you are!

To make all of the hats that you do anyway, and then, to make extra hats for this sweet 4 year old, incase she needs a sun hat or a furry one...you are amazing and so generous!

If everyone were more like you, it would be a perfect world!

Thank you Donna for doing this!

With admiration and love,

Sue :)

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DebbyM
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Wow! Such a giving heart you have! This is so kind what you do in crocheting hats for chemo clinics. Thanks Donna for being you!

Good luck with your appointment. Let us know how it goes and thanks again.

Hugs, Debby

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DebbyM
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VickiSam
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I see that you are putting your retirement time to good use. You are so wonderful
to do this for cancer patients! I am in awe ...

Playing it forward ... so so so PROUD of you, dear Sister.

Thank you for sharing the photo's ...ADORABLE.

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure.

Vicki Sam

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DianeBC
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You deserve a medal for your kindness. This is so great what you are doing and I thank you Donna.

Hugs, Diane

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Jean 0609
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You are amazing. Any plans to visit your friends/family in Salisbury, MD anytime soon now that you are retired. It's only a few hours away.

xoxo,
Jean

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jnl
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I just love you Donna!

Leeza

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BlownAway60
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Thanks for all the wonderful comments. This is just who I am now. Cancer changes us all in many different ways.

Jean, Our family that lived in Salisbury moved to Florida about a year ago. We still have a granddaughter that lives there. She jsut turned 21 and is going to college to become a nurse. We are very proud of all 7 of our grandkids.

Hugs

Donna

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Well I like who you are and what you do Donna! You deserve the wonderful comments for doing this.

Lots and lots of hugs,

Angie

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Kylez
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I love the picture of the hats you crochet Donna! I will just echo what the other sisters say --- You are a one in a million wonderful lady!

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Alexis F
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You are amazing for doing this for chemo patients! Thank you!

Hugs, Lex

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jnl
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Just don't ever stop being you Donna! We are all lucky to know you, even if just from this site. Everyone is so lucky and blessed that gets one of your hats!

Love, Leeza

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LC814
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It is a beautiful thing that you are doing, and I would love to spread that kindness here in NYC. I just started to Crochet again, so could i ask you to email me directions on how you make them? I was recently diagnosed with DCIS in my right breast, and will be undergoing a lumpectomy this coming Tuesday Sept. 4. So, it would be nice to have something to distract my mind for a while.... and after recovery I can then teach my Girl Scouts how to do it too so we can give them to the hospital to give to the Women and Children who are going through Chemo.

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Angie2U
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Good luck LC814 on crocheting the hats! Donna's hats are so beautiful and she is so sweet. Thanks for doing this too!

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BlownAway60
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I PM'd you the instructions.

Hope everything goes well with your surgery.

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Donna

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LC814
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I got the message when i logged in. Thank you so much, my daughters are so excited to get started. I appreciate the distraction, as the days get closer to surgery the more nervous and scared i get.

Hugs
Liz

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Kristin N
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Thank you so very much Donna!

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HootieGirl
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Wow, you are amazing. You have such a giving soul and I love that. My grandmother taught me how to knit a few years ago and we knit caps together to take to the children's hospital. It is so rewarding and a wonderful experience to share with my 80 year old grandma. Keep doing what you are doing. You are clearly a light for so many people.

Kat

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