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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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The "Cause" was ME!!!!!!

Out of the clear blue, in Sept I was dignosed with two kinds of
Breast Cancer (one in each breast) and also in a couple of lymph nodes.
I had to choice but to have a total modified radical mastectoy and
am on the heaviest chemotheraphy that is available now. I've had
to have my surgery debrided leaving a huge gaping open wound in one
side of my chest that took a month to heal, and when I had my port
put into the opposite side of my lung collapsed. Totally
and freighteningly causeing the start of my chemotherapy to need to
be postponed.

Anyway, I have two of the most loving friends, Lynne and Mary Z that
went immediately into knit and crochet mode on my behalf. I have
been so-o-o grateful for all the HUGE variety of hats they made for
me, some felted slippers, and nice scarfs, and even hand-knit socks!!!!

I swear my mailbox has a "suprise" almost each and every day.
I love to knit and crochet too, but with cancer and heavy chemo my
fatigue and lack of stamina truly wipes me out. I have never been
so grateful for their endless stitches of love. When you go through
the most agressive form of chemotherapy that there is.....your body
is FOREVER "feezing" so every single item they have made for me has
been the greatest blessing ever!

I just wanted to send you a letter to tell you of my Blessed Angels.
I know they use lots of Lion Brand yarns in their projects and when
I get strong enough again....I'll get right back into making things
myself again. Both live long distances away from me, but when I
wear their helps to keep us close.

I truly believe in angels......and these two have given me the
strength and courage to forge ahead. I wear their hats 24/7 now
and don't know what I'd have done without their creativity and
stitches of love.

Unfortunately, my pictures are still in my camera and I'm pretty much
homebound...but maybe I can share them at a later time.

Lorraine Berkholz
Pioneer, TN

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