ANNUAL HOLIDAY STOCKINGS
FOR CHEMOTHERAPY PATIENTS PROJECT
In 1999 a young co-worker, Lisa, was diagnosed with cancer, so we came up with the idea of making stockings as a distraction from treatment. That year, we made & filled 75 stockings with toys and gave them to our pediatric chemotherapy patients. The following year (at Lisa's urging) we added our adult patients. The patient and family reaction was so positive that we continued, each year sewing, filling and distributing more than the last.
In 2009, we decided to focus strictly on our adult patients - the "young at heart". If you could see those smiles...
What about Lisa? Lisa is in remission and has become a nurse!