Spreading Rays of Hope…a hat at a time

We are so thankful for our steadfast friends like Becky, who has sent these fabulous hats!   We were fortunate enough to meet Becky through blogging– her blog is appropriately titled Blessings Through Raindrops, and that’s exactly how we feel about Becky!

Child hats by Becky

Here are 27 hats for pediatric cancer warriors!

Baby Hats by Becky

Here are 28 of Becky’s baby sized hats!

The pictures really don’t do the hats justice, there are all various sizes, yarns and stitches.  She really has put alot of time and effort into each of these hats!

She included a card that reads:

Sorry it has taken me so long to get these to you!  I just keep thinking I’ll make one more & then I end up making a few more!  I hope that you will be able to use these, I certainly had fun making them! :)   Thank you again for the opportunity.  I’m already starting on my next shipment!  God Bless you and all who wear these hats!

We definitely can use more hats as we are expanding our list of hospitals that we deliver the hats to.  We are currently gathering a huge children and teenage collection for deliveries to larger cancer hospitals.  We always wanted to help supply them, but felt that we needed to provide a quantity that could sustain the magnitude of this hospital.

Thank you Becky.  We are positive that these hats will spread hope and love and brings smiles all about!

We would like to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!  Football TurkeyToday we’d like to thank you for all you’ve done this year to help spread hope and make a difference in the world!

We hope that you day is filled with love and hope!


We are so grateful for friends like Joaine, who stopped by to drop off all these lovely hats!


These are very seasonal hats that Joaine made to bring in the Christmas spirit!



These baby sized hats will keep little ones warm and loved!


We love these colors and combinations!   Joaine is one of our consistent and local contributors, a steadfast member of Team Knitting Rays of Hope.  We know that these hats will bring hope and smiles to their recipients and their families!
Thank you!  Thank you!

A wonderful new friend, Dee Ann from Southern California crocheted and sent us these lovely hats.  Included in her shipment were 8 hats in total, 2 toddler, 1 large child, 1 small adult, 1 teen and 1 men’s hats.


We love the charcoal gray hats!


These purple hats are divine!


And just in time for the holidays, a green beautiful hat.

Dee Ann is part of a Ravelry group, called Joyful in Tribulation.  You can find this group here, where she says
“The purpose of this group is to glorify God with our talents and to bless others and our very homes with the work of our hands.”

We are so thankful to Dee Ann for her work in charity and will include these beautiful hats in our next shipment.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.  And November 13, 2015 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day.


Join the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on November 13, World Pancreatic Cancer Day, to raise awareness about one of the nation’s deadliest cancers, which has a five-year survival rate of just seven percent. You can join the fight by wearing purple and letting your family, friends, co-workers and loved ones know you Wage Hope against pancreatic cancer.

• In 2015, nearly 49,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States, and more than 40,000 will die from the disease.
• Only seven percent of Americans diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive more than five years.
• An estimated 72 percent of Americans will die within the first year of diagnosis.

Please visit World Pancreatic Cancer Day for more information, downloads and ideas on how to get involved


Sheila from New York sent us these wonderful hats, making it her third contribution!
Hats created by Sheila

Sheila sent a lovely note with her hats that reads:

Enclosed is my 3rd donation to your wonderful organization.  I am happy to in some small way share in your vision for these children.  Enclosed hats are preemie-toddler sized.

Be blessed

We are so grateful to our steady friends who support Knitting Rays of Hope.  Your hats  and cute headbands will be a blessing to the recipients, of this I’m sure!  Sheila sent us her first box in fall of 2014, and we are so appreciative of the continuous support.

Thank you!


Dare to Disagree

I firmly believe that to improve upon things, we need to air out the disagreements.  We need to question the process and discuss the problem to obtain the absolute best solution.  If I am asking questions or challenging a perspective, you can believe that I care deeply.  Any accomplishment and technical or medical advance came from challenging the status quo or current way of thinking.

TED has a great talk, titled Dare to Disagree where Margaret Heffernan shows us “..good disagreement is central to progress.  She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.”


I love how she so eloquently states that children need to be thought these skills.  We absolutely need a thinking society and not just yes-people!

Hope you enjoy this short talk and are inspired to disagree and advocate for improvement!

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