My mother/Lydia’s grandmother is afflicted with the disease Dementia which takes away a person’s memories. It’s a form of Alzheimer’s Disease. For some Dementia/Alzheimer’s patients cuddling a life size baby doll provides comfort. We gave Grandma a Berenguer, Lots to Cuddle, baby doll which she carries everywhere. The doll has been a tremendous blessing. With our sewing we are customizing baby onesies into one of a kind dresses for the doll. Grandma takes great pride that her baby is well dressed.
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.
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.
Here’s one pillowcase that is going in a basket that will be raffled off to raise money for brain cancer.
Today Lydia and I made a delivery of a few more pillowcases to UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. Here’s a picture showing a few of the newest pillowcases.