Spreading Rays of Hope…a hat at a time

A big Thank You to Judy from Hacienda Heights, California.  Judy sent us 9 adorable knitted hats, 4 of which are for micro preemies.

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The stitches and designs are so meticulous and make the hats so adorable.  We welcome you, Judy to Team Knitting Rays of Hope and appreciate your contribution in spreading hope in a world of suffering.

Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you!
~Pali

“Everything done in the world is done by hope.”

by Martin Luther

Last week, we delivered 16 hats for adults to the Oncology Center at Kaiser Permanente in Ontario, California.  There were a variety of color, sizes and patterns to choose from.

16 hats for adult cancer warriors

As we took the elevator down to the basement and walked to the reception area, memories of my sister-in-law flooded my mind.  It was as if I could feel her spirit and her strength, just as I did when we were sitting there waiting to be called for her chemotherapy appointment.  Wanda is still my hero and my inspiration to be brave and strong.

I am grateful to everyone who has contributed to Knitting Rays of Hope, without you this delivery would not have been made possible.

Thank you for making a difference!
~Pali

Hope Rays:

A great reminder!

Originally posted on Positive Outlooks Blog:

Free yourself from negative people. Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and like-minded.  Relationships should help you, not hurt you.  Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be.  Choose friends who you are proud to know, people you admire, who love and respect you – people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it.  Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  When you free yourself from negative people, you free yourself to be YOU – and being YOU is the only way to truly live. — Unknown

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These 25 wonderful hats for babies in the NICU were made by Betsy from Pennslyvania.  She is a new member of Team Knitting Rays of Hope and found us on Mentalfloss.com

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These hats are adorable and will absolutely spread hope to the families of the itty bitty NICU patients.  We are so thrilled that the article in Mental Floss is helping new people read about us and inspiring them to help!

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!
~Pali

Hope Rays:

So Sweet- the bond between siblings!

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:

P68 Wrote: “My daughter had been hospitalized almost 65-days without seeing her sister.

sister loveThis is their reunion…”

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Becky from Blessings Through Raindrops, a friend who is ever so supportive sent us her latest lovely creations!  Her box was filled with 15 hats for pediatric cancer warriors and 12 hats for babies in the NICU.

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She included a card that read

Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity!  Sorry it took so long to get these off to you,  I just kept doing “one more”!  I hope these will work for you- I tried a few new things!   On to the next batch!  I hope you have a wonderful week.  Thanks for the inspiration.

God Bless You

 

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We absolutely love the new stitches and embellishments are perfect!  I am so happy that you kept doing “one more”…. :)    Love the variety of choices- they are all so different and yet all so adorable!
Keep up the great work!  And keep ’em coming! ;)

Thank you!
~Pali

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