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I Did it For Stacy
Created By: Kale Tarbet

My first experience with crocheting was when I was about ten years old. My grandmother wanted to pass along a "dying hobby" and I was reluctant to learn. I think the most I ever did on a project was the first row of chains.

But a major change in my life brought me back to crocheting. In March 2006, my 15 year old sister was diagnosed with cancer. We found out she would have to go through an aggressive treatment of chemotherapy and she most likely lose her long, beautiful hair. As soon as I heard, I went to the local fabric store and bought a beginner's guide to crochet so I could make my sister some cute hats. I really wished I had learned from my grandma when she wanted to teach me as a child.

Learning to crochet on my own was quite an experience. The instructions were written in a foreign language and there were so many stitches, I couldn't keep them straight! I can't count the number of times I started a project and had to pull it completely out and start again. Over time, however, I learned the many stitches and could even read the coded instructions. My first hat was my masterpiece and my sister was overjoyed to have something cute to wear during one of her hardest times.

The experience inspired me to be more involved in helping cancer patients. Since my sister's treatments, I've donated several more hats to a children's hospital. This summer I'm participating in a walk-a-thon for cancer and one of my goals is to finish at least 5 hats during the 12 hours I'm there to donate to my local cancer treatment center.

I'm so glad I could train my fingers to learn such a fun and helpful skill. I know I can use my newfound crocheting talent to help others like my sister who could use a beautiful hat to make life a little brighter.

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