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Caring and Sharing

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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Afghans for Other Cancer Patients

I became involved in crocheting and knitting afghans for children with cancer because I am also a cancer patient, and I wanted to do something to help a child feel better during their treatments. I know that I was scared during my treatment, and I cannot imagine how a child must feel. I wanted to turn something that was sad in my life into a positive thing.

I made them so that while they were having their cancer treatments they had a security blanket to hold on to.

I made the afghans while I myself was recovering from a full thyroidectomy due to cancer. I made four afghans and four hats during the six month time frame.

I would say to others who make items to help others, that it is a very noble thing to do. Helping others, and using your craft to do so a very good feeling to have. Especially when you do it out of love, and kindness in your heart.

I received a thank you letter from University hospitals for the blankets.

I am making another afghan right now.

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