These beautiful hats were donated to a NICU in Japan that houses the NICU children of armed forces families. We received a request from one of the nurses for hats, and we were so happy to be making hats for these families who sacrifice so much for us. I have a brother and cousins in the Navy, and I know what they sacrifice first hand being military families. We would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to the families for their service, and we hope these hats bring them some joy. We made sure to include the most adorable hats in this shipment from holiday Santa themes to Minions and footballs. We hope to get pictures of the babies to share with you soon.
Found this (link) and just loved it! Hope you do too!
These two Minion hats I made for two very special children. I made them with love. I think that now I have made as many Minion hats as there are in the second Minion movie. To date, the Minions are the most popular request and most viewed on our blog. We hope that we can create more character hats that illicit as much love as this adorable character.
Betty Ann, from Rhode Island sent us these delightful hats for babies and children, which will be included in our December delivery. Contributors, like Betty Ann, make the mission of Knitting Rays of Hope- to spread hope, 1 hat at a time, possible. We are gaining momentum as more and more people decide they want to make a difference in spreading hope and contribute. We are extremely grateful for our community and realize daily that we would not be able to do this without you! I’m sending you a deep and sincere “Thank You”. We love your support!
We found out about Jon a few weeks ago, from a friend whose son is Jon’s friend and schoolmate. To support Jon and his family, please visit his Facebook page (link).
From his Facebook page:
Jon is 6 year’s old and was diagnosed Oct. 17, 2013 with an inoperable brain tumor known as DIPG (see link below). There are less than 300 cases per year world wide, and occur usually only in children. The average age of a child diagnosed with DIPG is between 5 – 9 years old.
Jon is currently receiving radiation treatments at CHOC and is doing
Jon is in the first grade and loves to be with his classmates. Jon loves doing all the normal activities a 6 year old boy does. He is know for his great smile and energetic spirit. Jon Jon is a blessing to all who know him!
Thank you to all who have graciously given to Jon’s parent’s, Joe and Arisa for his care, they have been overwhelmed by everyone’s support. Please continue praying for Jon Jon and the entire Lorenz family. We are expecting God to do great things!
In the Press Enterprise, there was a story printed about Jon (link) and the fundraisers that we can support to help Jon and his family through this difficult journey.
We hope that the Superman hat makes this incredible 6 year old boy feel strong against this brain cancer battle, as he is already a Superhero in our eyes.
I’m Thankful for You
Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy
to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
let’s be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
I’m thankful for you.
By Joanna Fuchs
We want to let all of our supporters and contributors know that we are so very thankful for them. Knitting Rays of Hope would not be able to spread nearly as much hope and smiles without you. Every bit of help that we receive, no matter the form the help comes in, we appreciate so greatly. Thank you and we hope that your day is filled with love and yummy food.