Hospital volunteers sew their way into the hearts of parents

Hospital volunteers sew their way into the hearts of parents


3 VOLUNTEERS AT TWO LAFAYETTE HOSPITALS ARE SEWING THEIR WAY INTO THE HEARTS OF PARENTS. NEWS 18’S KIYERRA LAKE GIVES US A LOOK AT THE HANDCRAFTED GIFTS WARMING UP NEWBORN BABIES THIS HOLIDAY.#@THIS SMALL BUNDLE OF JOY WAS BORN DECEMBER 4TH AT I-U HEALTH ARNETT.PALMER RULE ARRIVED JUST IN TIME TO GET A KNITTED HOLIDAY HAT AND SEWN STOCKING MADE BY FRIENDS OF ARNETT VOLUNTEERS. WALLACE: “THIS WAS A GREAT COMMUNITY PROJECT TO DO FOR THE NEW BABIES, TO WELCOME THEM INTO THE GREATER LAFAYETTE COMMUNITY.”JAN WALLACE SAYS KNITTING THE HATS WAS NOT AN EASY TASK. WALLACE: “I THINK THEY DID 150 AT LEAST.”A GROUP OF HER FRIENDS SEWED MORE THAN 120 STOCKINGS AND THEY MAY HAVE TO MAKE MORE. WALLACE: “IT’S A JOY FOR EVERYONE TO HELP OUT AND EVERYONE ENJOYS IT.”ON DECEMBER 18TH, GRACELYNN MEDING WAS BORN AT FRANCISCAN HEALTH.GRACELYNN’S FATHER CHRISTOPHER MEDING WILL USE THE HANDMADE KEEPSAKES TO TAKE HOLIDAY PICTURES.MEDING: “SHE’S A WONDERFUL GIFT AND THIS IS, YA KNOW, THE STOCKING ITSELF WAS A WONDERFUL GIFT FROM THE HOSPITAL AS WELL.”AT FRANCISCAN, THE HATS WERE MADE BY THE CLOSE KNIT GUILD OF LAFAYETTE.THE STOCKINGS, BY THE 4M SEWING GROUP FROM LINDEN, INDIANA.ANTONIAN: “THEY MADE A LITTLE OVER 100 STOCKINGS TO DONATE TO US SO ALL OF OUR BABIES BORN IN DECEMBER CAN HAVE A STOCKING.” IVY ANTONIAN IS THE DIRECTOR OF LABOR AND DELIVERY AT FRANCISCAN.ANTONIAN: “THE STOCKINGS ARE NOT TO BE USED AS BLANKETS, THEY ARE FOR ORNAMENTAL PURPOSES ONLY.” THROUGHOUT THE REST OF DECEMBER, ALL NEWBORNS WILL TAKE HOME BOTH HOLIDAY TREASURES.MEDING: “IT’S AN ADDED GIFT, I MEAN OBVIOUSLY WE GOT THE BEST GIFT THAT WE COULD ASK FOR, BUT IT’S A REALLY NICE TOUCH AROUND THE HOLIDAYS.REPORTING IN LAFAYETTE KIYERRA LAKE NEWS 18. @# BOTH HOSPITALS ENCOURAGE SAFE SLEEP PRACTICES AT HOME

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