Friday, August 3, 2007

Volunteer sewers sow seeds of comfort

I might have said "Volunteer seamstresses".

Susan Suleski reports, Special to the doubly-euphemisticly-titled Mature Lifestyles supplement to our Catholic Herald on the Memory Bear program of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care.
“After the patient dies, the family will give us a piece of clothing or something that meant (a lot) to them,” Woodard [Linn Woodard, volunteer services manager at VITAS] said. “The volunteers use it to make the teddy bear. There’s grief and there’s sadness … but this is just something you can hug.”

P.S. Here's more on Memory Bears.

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