Our friend Cheryl from Woodland Hills, California sent this box of adorable hats.
Her note reads:
Thank you for providing a thread of life to tie on to in the quest for touching hearts and hands in the struggle to battle all diseases. It takes a village and your blog provides for reaching so many. I am thankful to share stitches of love to warm, cover and bless precious life.
Her note is perfect and words are so inspirational!
When it comes to friends, always choose quality over quantity.
One real friend who stands by you during tough times is worth a hundred who are only there for the good times!
We are so glad you are part of our community… so happy that you choose to be part of a small community on the mission of making this world a better place!
We greatly appreciate your support, positive thoughts and encouraging words.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Julie sends us this box full of cute characters.
Her note reads:
Here are some beanies for your young warrior battling cancer!
The young warriors love the character hats and these are especially so cute. We greatly appreicate your thoughtfulness, time and dedication. I can just hear the delight as they pick their favorite hat.
Thank you for spreading love and hope into the world.
We are extremely proud to share our latest delivery consisted of 320 baby items for the NICU and 91 hats for CHOC!!
We are so grateful to you for making this possible! Keep spreading love and hope in the world!
Only Love Can Conquer Hate!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Hello there! I know– I know, it has been a while since we posted. And I am sorry. But the Great News is: You have still been steadily sending in contributions to keep Knitting Rays of Hope going… Thank you for your steadfast commitment to spreading hope!
We have about 6 boxes that we have received that we have not blogged about yet. And we have about 10 boxes of hats to label and send to our local NICU’s and Oncology Centers.
Recently, Lynda from Massachusetts sent us 33 skeins of yarn.
Thank you so much! We greatly appreciate your generosity!
Enjoy your day!
As we prepare to jump into the new year, we hope that you will bring all the joy from 2017 with you! We wish you abundant hope, love, and good health!
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!