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Michael's sweaters

My brother Michael and I share a special bond because we both celebrate our birthdays very close to Christmas. Sometimes it used to feel like we got lost in the holiday shuffle. I am 13 years older than Michael and always made a point of making his birthday special. When he got older, he did the same for me. Michael became disabled soon after his 30th birthday and remains in a semi-vegetative state in a care facility. To honor him, I knit two sweater sets each Christmas season - one pink and one blue - and deliver them to a local hospital to be given to babies born near our birthdays. I've been doing this for ten years now. I do other donations to charities but this is closest to my heart. I often get thank you notes from the parents with photos enclosed which I save in an album.

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