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Meet Julia. Julia is the mom of a 5 ½ year old son. She also has metastatic breast cancer, for which she receives chemo at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) every 3 weeks. A Project Knitwell volunteer has been teaching Julia to knit.
“People are so encouraging, and offer such positive reinforcement.” Meet Kent. For the last several months, Kent has been a regular at the knitting group Project Knitwell co-sponsors with the Cancer Resource Center at Virginia Hospital Center (VHC). Barb, one of...
Meet Scott. Scott Stoner joined the Project Knitwell board of directors in February.
Meet Kierra. Kierra is one of the 15-20 women at Friends of Guest House in Alexandria, Virginia whom Project Knitwell volunteers work with each week.
This fall, Project Knitwell launched two new programs to share the therapeutic power of knitting with very different communities.In the brand-new Ronald McDonald Room at INOVA-Children's Hospital, volunteer Shelly will visit on the first and third Mondays of every...
Tracye Payne Wilson, who learned to knit in 2017 with a Project Knitwell volunteer at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH). Tracye was undergoing treatment for cancer. Knitting offered her a sense of accomplishment and provided focus and hope at a difficult...
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“The knitting program has been wonderful for both patients and family members. Socially, it gives the family members something to do. Often many of the moms won’t leave their room, but they will for a knitting class. Many friendships have been forged because of this program. It connects them to a community. Even patients who speak different languages have learned to knit – there is no language barrier. It is good to see patients in bed knitting and enjoying themselves.”