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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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Lap Throws

In the space of 18 months, I had a heart attack w/complications, became totally disabled, had a total knee replacement w/complications, endometrial cancer and a blockage in my heart.

Having worked all my life, I was going absolutely crazy not being able to work and no money to live on.

Then I decided to start crocheting lap throws. Since last September, I have donated 35 to the nursing home that my mother was in. I take them in and let them distribute them. My problem is getting enough yarn to make them. Every month I take $20 out for yarn but it's hard.

However I can't tell you how good it made me feel right before Christmas, when I dropped off 15 and these 2 older ladies just gushed when they saw them. Their appreciation did my heart good.

Making and donating these make me feel like I'm still a contributing member of society.

Even tho I'm running on empty by the third week of the month, I will continue to buy as much yarn and make as many of these as I can...call them my own private therapy...lol


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