Visit to Mercy

We had the privilege of visiting UPMC Mercy Hospital Trauma Burn Unit yesterday with a delivery of pillowcases we’d made. Lydia got to visit with a few of the pediatric patients and let them choose a pillowcase from what we had brought. We got to see what fabrics are most popular with the children.

It’s been a year since Lydia’s friend was a patient there. Lydia’s friend is doing well. Since even visiting a trauma burn unit can be very difficult, it’s good to know there can be healing and recovery.

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Out Reach

We’ve contributed a few pillowcases to some other causes we wanted to share with you.

We know a dog named Lolly who is undergoing chemotherapy to battle lymphoma. Lolly is a certified therapy and emotional support dog. These two pillowcases will be in an auction to help with the costs of Lolly’s medical treatments.

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Here’s one pillowcase that is going in a basket that will be raffled off to raise money for brain cancer.

Cars for a Raffle Basket

Delivery!

Lydia, Lydia’s friend Mia, and I went to UPMC Mercy this afternoon to deliver pillowcases. The staff there is made up of some of the most caring, compassionate people you could ever meet. God Bless them for the work they do! The girls had both been to the unit previously to visit their classmate who had been a patient at the Trauma and Burn Center this winter. That friend is back to school and doing well. Thank you, God!

Brian, Jessica, Sarah, David, Christina, Lydia, Jamie, Mia and Kim in the playroom attached to the Trauma and Burn Center at UPMC Mercy with a few of the pillowcases we made and delivered.

Good Week

This was a good week – we got a few pillowcases sewn. We’re trying to get a good number made for the first delivery to the hospital. We’d like every patient in the burn unit to have one plus spares for distribution going forward.