I found Jess's blog about a week ago, just as you'd find any other blog out there, one click leads to another and the next thing you know you're reading some story and you find yourself wiping tears from your eyes, that somehow don't seem to dry off... i'm pretty sure it happened to you too at one point.
See, Jess has started what she calls the 100 Beanie Drive to help cancer patients at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, in Brisbane. What she asks us to do is knit up a beanie, a shawl or some mittens and mail it to her until the end of July. It might seem something simple to one who is healthy, yet very essential to someone who is ill, and who's body struggles with both the cancer and the chemo, their blood circulation slows down and they feel cold all the time. Jess knows this, because her dad feels it.
I know this, because my mom feels it.
So the 100 Beanie Drive is a way to help cancer patients at a very basic need. Sometimes when certain problems are of such serious nature we often aim to find miraculous cures, conduct researches, reach for the unreachable, which is pretty amazing, don't get me wrong! But small people, like me, who most likely won't ever find the cure for any kind of disease can still help someone, who is too tired to be too concerned about the amazing researches going on in the world, because they have it in their bodies, they are hurting, they are cold, and most importantly very, very scared. So this is why I cannot even find the right words to say how thankful I am for you, dear Jess, that you made it available for us to help, by organizing the beanie drive.
Therefore, I ask you, my sweet crafty friends, to grab a crochet hook or some knitting needles and put together a beanie, a scarf, a cowl or a mitten really quick and mail it. Someone out there really needs you! Please refer back to Jess's blog for all the detailed description about what all this is about, how you can be a part of it and what it would mean for others if you were...
With all my heart!