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My Story
Created By: Paulette Remillard

My Story

My world became a nightmare at age 39 in 1982. After several months of testing, I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus at the Mayo Clinic. I was also told that I may not live six months or see our 3 teenage children graduate from High School if I did not cooperate fully with treatment for an incurable disease. Lupus acts much like cancer and attacks body organs due to a messed-up immune system. At the time I was diagnosed, the Lupus was attacking my heart and enlarged it, making breathing, talking, walking and lying down very difficult. After 3 weeks of hospitalization, I was sent home to REST, take my medications and watch the world go by. Depression became my worst enemy. I had lots of time to ponder the “WHAT IF SYNDROME”and suicide was on my mind nearly every day as I realized my disease was very active and made me relatively useless. I tried to quilt and prayed to become old so I would fit into the group of people who do not work outside the home. At age 50, my neighbor invited me to go to the Senior Center and learn to knit. WOW- what a turn about in my life! I felt useful again. I could knit slippers for Veterans with swollen, sore feet.

In 2000, knitting took me to a new level. I started the Knitting Grandma charity group. Our outreach into the community grows every year. We continue to knit “love” into every stitch for Veterans, school children, newborns and Hospice patients. Hopefully, our gifts of knit or crocheted items comfort the recipients who receive them.

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