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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 06-10-2006, 03:56 PM (1 of 6)
This is from our Newspaper today.. Ken Garfield is the Faith and Values columnist for the Charlotte Observer.. Mary , I e-mailed this to you , but I'm not sure I have your current e-mail addrs..
Please read all of the column to read the Mother's letter.
Sew With Love
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 06-10-2006, 10:24 PM (2 of 6)
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From: esrun3
Date: 06-11-2006, 01:53 AM (3 of 6)
When I used to work the Neonatal ICU, we had many wonderful women sew tiny garments for "our" babies. The parents were very appreciative, this is a stressful time in their lives and many of them don't even get to hold the babies until after they've died...if not for these wonderful givers, the babies wouldn't have had anything. The gowns ranged from simple to elaborate but all were equally appreciated.

Wonderful letter the family wrote. Thanks for sharing the article.
User: esrun3
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From: Magot
Date: 06-11-2006, 02:05 PM (4 of 6)
I have a little bag of things I am knitting for our neonatal unit at the moment - I never know whether they really want them or not but I send them anyway. The hats are so tiny it make you weep as did that lovely letter, thanks Libby.
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
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Member since: 12-22-2002
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From: Patty22
Date: 06-11-2006, 04:26 PM (5 of 6)

Reading the article made me cry; the genuine gratitude of the writer was priceless. I have seen the gowns a woman in Syracuse would make and they were so beautiful as she would take the time to make each one unique. She also made a matching little keepsake for the mother out of the fabric of the outfit. This way the mother would have a little physical token to bind her to her baby.
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 1194
From: DDSS2000
Date: 06-15-2006, 02:26 PM (6 of 6)
Thank you for sharing this article. I have been thinking of adding this to my line of sewing, but not for profit...for my charitable act towards our community of those in need. This confirms that their is a continued need. Now I will follow-up with our local hospital to see if they have sufficient seamstresses and would like one more.

Thank you again,

Davina Dawn Sewing Specialties
User: DDSS2000
Member since: 06-11-2006
Total posts: 3
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