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While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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My Magic Shawl

In Oct. of 2001 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After the double mastectomy and reconstruction, I contracted a nasty infection and the reconstruction was a failure.

One afternoon, as I was recovering at home, the doorbell rang. Not expecting any packages I was completely surprised to find a box labeled for me. Imagine my surprise upon opening to find a prayer shawl from the church that my brother-in-law is the minister of!

At first I just covered my knees with it, but after a day or so I finally had the tears that I hadn't been able to shed before. The shawl was my companion throughout the next 2 years of repeat surgeries and infections.

As I recovered, my grandchildren started to be able to visit me again on snow days and sick days. They have all spent time on the sofa covered by my "magic shawl" It is treasured and respected by them all, and a magical comfort when they are blue or ill.

I've tried to give some back, as I'm a knitter, too, along with chemo caps and preemie infant hats & sweaters.

There aren't enough words to describe the warmth and love these shawls bring.


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