We asked the question "How have you been inspired to Crochet for Cancer" on our Facebook page and we received the following personal stories from some of our dear friends.
I have dealt with cancer in my family many times, lost loved ones to it and dealing with it right now again and myself having a pretty bad condition. I know how it is to receive help and to know that other care and think of you and your well being. That is what inspired me to knit a hat for Crochet for Cancer.
I was diagnosed with small cell in the Fall of 2011. I had taught myself to crochet from a book as a child, never learned to read directions. I decided I had plenty of time to learn a new stitch each week and make one hat a week. It has been fun to make these hats not only for myself but also knowing that my down time is making a difference for someone else. One evening my husband said, "You aren't going to wear that crazy hat are you?" I said, "No, but I think a teenager would love to." He agreed!
In 2009 I was told I had Oligodendroglioma (brain cancer). I had surgery and my eyesight was affected. Not being able to get around well and going through chemo I started back crocheting. This kept my mind and hands busy, and helped me feel useful.
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