My mother and son made a special delivery to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital of the 75 fleece blankets that Frances made and donated to us (a post about Frances).
Frances and all the blankets she made!!
All 75 blankets!
Bryan making a delivery to Yvonne at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
We are so grateful to be able to spread love and hope in new and creative ways! These blankets were warm and super cute and will absolutely bring smiles, making someone feel extremely special.
Our friend, Laura from Illinois sent us a bunch of baby hats in all different colors and sizes!
Her note reads:
Thank you for all you do!
We are grateful for your support and will include these in our next NICU deliver!
Thanks so much!
We had the great fortune of recently becoming friends with an amazing young lady, Frances. Frances in pursuit of her Girl Scout Gold Award began the project “Warming Hearts.” The gold award is the highest honor that a girl scout can earn and requires that the scout take lead in implementing a plan that will have a sustainable impact on society.
Seeing how Chemo Warriors struggle with keeping warm while receiving chemo treatments firsthand, Frances decided to tackle the problem head-on. She created a strategy to make as many blankets as she could to donate to local hospitals. She designed, advertised, and taught workshops to her community. Through her work, she collected a total of 70 beautiful blankets to donate to Chemo Warriors.
We were fortunate enough to receive these blankets to help spread hope and warmth as proof of Frances’ hard work and dedication. She not only taught her community to make blankets but showed them the power of working together to give to others in need.
Her blankets were designed with all age groups and genders in mind. Some of the 70 total blankets she donated are pictured above. Frances is truly an inspiration and we are so proud to have been part of her journey.
Last week, Frances was awarded her Gold Star award and we couldn’t be prouder of her. We know that this young lady will go on to do more amazing things.
True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes.
Love is Important
By Jean Kay
Love is so important
in everything we do.
Love brings out the very best
in every point of view.
It’s easier to be loving
than to hold on to a grudge.
We get stuck in negativity
and our ego will not budge!
Experiences, good and bad,
will always come and go,
being able to love regardless
is how our spirits grow.
Love works in mysterious ways
to soften any concern.
Giving love away freely
reaps loving rewards in return.
How wonderful and magical
we feel when we’re in love.
We truly are on top of our world-
there’s nothing we can’t rise above!
Let’s turn all negative thinking
into positive, loving thought
by spreading love, joy and peace
as, for thousands of years, we’ve been taught.
Our dear friend, Donna in Washington sent us these hats.
Her note reads:
Happy New year- and so happy to be able to send you 25 hats.
Thank you for all you do! IT is just such a joy to help and to hear what the Knitting Rays of Hope community is doing too.
I appreciate your posts!
We are so thankful for friends like Donna!