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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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CHEMO CAP MINISTRY

I am a Postulant studying to become a Vocational Deacon in the Episcopal Church and one of the goals is to take the church out into the world and to bring the world into the church.

This all began in the late fall of 2003 when I read an article in Easy Knitting about groups knitting or crocheting for a cause. Chemo caps were included and your Fun Fur was mentioned.

I made one cap and others at church became excited and the rest is history. George Jaksa of the Tlint Journal wrote an excellent article and included a picture of a chemo patient wearing one of the Fun Fur caps. The picture really tells the story. It was a full page story. It was picked up by the wire services, Christian Century, The Lutheran, Anglican Connections, a religious radio network and numerous newspapers over the country.

To date we have had e-mails, phone calls, and letters requesting more information from 24 states, Canada and Australia. Most want to make them "just like the one in the picture." (your Fun Fur)

I serve as a lay chaplain in oncology at Hurley Medical Center in Flint MI so I see the warmth the caps bring to both body and soul.

Our caps from Trinity Episcopal Church in Flushing are distributed to two free standing cancer treatment centers, the American Cancer Society and Hurley's Oncology Unit. The male patients want caps also but not the "fun yarns" so we turned to your Homespun to keep the male heads warm!

Your yarn is giving warmth to many heads across the country, and for that we are grateful.


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