In honor of his auntie, my son took in 19 adult hats for chemo warriors to the Oncology Unit that Wanda would get her chemotherapy during her battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
Wanda passed on 12/27 five years ago, but it seems like yesterday. It’s always a difficult day around here, and as we fought the tears back, we decided to push through, be strong and do things that she loved. One of the things Wanda loved to do, was bringing in hats for chemo warriors. I had just started learning how to loom knit and the hats I made were unquestionably “unique”, but Wanda would always be so kind and encouraging. And the PR piece was almost always her– I was embarrassed – even with this blog as it sometimes seemed like we were bragging or tooting our own horn. But she would ask- how can you raise awareness or make changes if nobody knows? In her kind, patient but firm nature, Wanda pushed me to improve my hat making skills and to grow Knitting Rays of Hope.
Bryan took in chemo hats for adult chemo warriors at Kaiser in Ontario.
And with this last delivery for 2017, we are proud to say we have delivered 6,118 hats to chemo warriors and babies in the NICU! We are so grateful for your continued support and generosity! Thank you for making this world better and for spreading love and hope!
Last week, Melissa delivered 87 hats for children cancer warriors at CHOC.
We hope that these hats will bring warmth, hope, and smiles to the special cancer fighters just in time for the holidays! This makes the “to date total” of delivered hats, blankets, and scarves 6,099! We are very proud of our team and community to make this possible!
Wishing everyone love and joy!
Late last week, we delivered these 9 blankets and 37 hats to our dear friend Melissa to take these into the babies in the NICU at St. Joe’s.
9 NICU Blankets
37 hats for babies in the NICU
I want to thank you for contributing the blankets, hats and positive thoughts to help us make this delivery possible. We are making a difference- that’s a fact! Let’s keep spreading hope in the world!
Over the weekend, we gave 183 hats to our good friend, Melissa to take into the NICU and CHOC.
56 Chemo Hats for Pediatric Chemo Warriors
127 Hats for Babies in the NICU
We have more hats, that we are getting labeled for another delivery just before Christmas!
Thank you for helping us spread love and hope!
Earlier this month, we gave our sweet friend Melissa 212 hats to take to CHOC and St. Joe’s. There were 85 pediatric chemo hats for CHOC and 127 NICU hats for St. Joes’s.
85 Pediatric Chemo Hats for November
127 NICU Hats for November
We are grateful for our great, loving and dedicated team – our knitter friends, our supporters and our deliverers. Just recently, Melissa and her family are in our prayers as her teenage son has fought and is healing now from some scary health complications. Please send a prayer up!
We recently delivered 72 hats for babies in the Ontario Kaiser NICU.
This delivery makes our total hats delivered 5,571 (to date)! We are so proud of this and all of you that make this possible!
I apologize as I know we are behind, but my mother has been injured in a vehicle accident and I can only assist in a limited capacity due to my college classes.
Please keep sending your hats. We are receiving them, and we promise to blog about them, as soon as we can. We appreciate your patience and understanding!
To kick off September, we delivered 172 hats to St. Joseph’s Neo-Intensive Care Unit! Thank you to everyone who made this delivery possible! We have delivered 5,499 hats in total since we began!
We delivered the hats to our sweet friend Melissa, who will take them into St. Joseph’s NICU. Hailey (Melissa’s daughter) and Jazlyn (my daughter) helped make this possible by sorting and labeling the hats. We are so grateful for everyone involved and making a difference in the world.
We are planning another delivery for the children Cancer Warriors of CHOC for later this month in honor of Children Cancer Awareness Month! And we also have Halloween around the corner, so if you want to make Halloween inspired hats, please send them to us by the beginning of October.
Thank you so much for everyone’s hard work and dedication!