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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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Scarves for Cancer Patients

I am an Oncology Nurse at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore where I work in an Oupatient Center where I give chemotherapy. While I love making and baking special treats for my patients, the past few years I have been able to create some special things that bring smiles and encouragement to so many.

I knit pink and white scarves for my breast cancer patients on the big scarf needles, so I can make more faster, and then when there are sales at my craft stores I buy yarn on sale to just make some fun colors and fabric patterns which are truly enjoyed for my other patients as well.

I also make covers for small packets of tissues, usually small bright colored patterns that can be sewed or knitted quickly from a rectangle. These are called "Tissues for Tears, Happy or Sad." These are given to all new patients and their family members who support them during their treatments. This is a big hit and really appreciated.

Homemade, hand crafted cards are created for our patients when they become hospitalized after an outpatient treatment or go to hospice. My staff and I use lots of my leftover yarns and colorful paper and stickers to send a message sending a hug and loving support.

Cancer patients are a wonderfully strong and brave group of people. The love and support my staff and I give doesn't even compare to what we get from them, so we try to make their treatment days a little easier to tolerate.
Thanks for listening. I welcome any assistance.
Warmest regards,
Bunny Kohn

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