We received a box full of goodies from Bailee and her mom, Bonnie from Auberry, California. We are so delighted to have new friends making hats and contributing to Knitting Rays of Hope.
They sent many hats- all so adorable. Their box included 7 hats for babies in the NICU, 18 hats for children cancer warriors and 2 headbands. Among all the different colors and stitches, there were some for Steeler fans and Seahawk fans; there was a Micky Mouse, cupcake, a beret and 2 headbands. Bailee’s letter read:
About a year ago, I was on the internet looking for an organization that my mom and I could donate our hats to and when I found the Knitting Rays of Hope website, I knew I wanted to send our hats to you! My mom and I have been making these hats since last summer and praying that the people who receive these hats will feel the love that these hats were made with. I love what you guys are doing and I look forward to sending more of our hats to you!
Keep up the great work!
We are so grateful that Bailee’s web search led her to us, and we can’t wait to see what they send to us next!
Last week we joined the Moogly & My Messy Life link up party with our Mickey hat for Eli (link) and are very excited that we received 1st place! Yippee!
The link up party basically is
“I depend more and more on your clicks – they help determine who gets featured each week! Remember that these links get twice the exposure – featured on both Moogly and My Merry Messy Life and on our social media sites, so joining up is a great way to get your site seen..” – Mooglyblog.com
We participate in the link up party for community and enjoy seeing the creations of others. The link up party increases our traffic to the blog and gets our name out there. The more we spread awareness, we hope the more people will want to help with our cause. We love watching the WordPress map of clicks by countries light up. We were so impressed that people from all over the world were interested enough to click on our blog. We are excited and humbled.
We recently connected with Eli’s mother who requested a Mickey hat for her adorable son. Eli has been diagnosed with a highly treatable type of Leukemia. Please visit his Facebook page (link) to show Eli and his family support during his battle with Leukemia.
According to Leukemia& Lymphoma Society (link)
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, the spongy center of bones where our blood cells are formed. The disease develops when blood cells produced in the bone marrow grow out of control.
An estimated 47,150 new cases of leukemia are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2012.
We will continue to pray for Eli and his family while they fight this monster. Children, like Eli, are a true inspiration to us as they show us what’s really important in life.
Isn’t Eli absolutely adorable in his Mickey outfit? I am so glad we connected, and just looking at Eli’s picture brings a huge smile to my face.
PS- Shared on Submarine Sunday link party & Hookin on Hump Day #52 link party