Delivered about 20 origami bouquets to one of the oncology coordinators.
Here is the report from her first delivery – I just delivered three of the flowers to the inpatient oncology unit at Littleton. The first lady was so grateful. The second one couldn’t quit smiling. And the third was a very weak, tiny, elderly lady who looked to be of Japanese descent. Her face lit up like sunshine. She had a pillow in her lap so I laid it on the pillow. Later, when I was leaving, I peeked in on her. She was asleep with the flowers in her hand. This morning one of the Radiation Therapists took one to put by the machines so patients could see it when they walked in for treatment. I would say that the first four made the day for a lot of people.
When I asked the ladies who run the oncology infusion centers for ideas for more ways to reach their patients they both shared a wish for some help for critical patients. These patients have been admitted to the hospital and because of compromised immune systems they cannot receive flowers!
My friend Seth is a master origami artist and volunteered to help me make these Bouquets! The butterflies were given to me by another friend Janice.
We hope to bring a little joy!
I wish we could donate these awesome folding boxes Seth make but they take him six hours to create….
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We we worked this summer knitting these kits. Children’s hats with cute stuffed animals on top. These are donated to two elementary schools in our community. These schools have a high percentage of disadvantaged families. The children don’t have basics like a warm hat for winter mornings.
I spy a Bronco hat too. Hopefully one true fan will want it!
There are some pretty serious cancer treatments out there. Sometimes the patients require a hospital stay. This can be pretty devastating being stuck in a room for days on end and most times these patients are not even allowed flowers due to the seriousness of their condition and treatments.
Here is a delivery of blankets and shawls to cheer up the rooms. The patient knows that somebody cared enough to take the time to knit or crochet them something special and they get to take their gift home with them at the end of their stay!
A delivery to the oncology department. We send hats, scarves, lap blankets or shawls. These are given to the patients, care givers and nurses in the chemotherapy room. They also are given to inpatient cancer patients to make their room a little more personal with a gift of a hand made little something. They can look forward to taking their gift home at the end of their stay.
Note the blue and orange hat, GO BRONCOS!
And the cerveza box has magazines and books.
What did I manage to personally include?
A hand knitted lap blanket.