Touching Lives Across the Miles

December 21, 2016

You may barely catch a glimpse of your newborn baby's head and hair before the delivery room nurses place a hat on their tiny head. A baby's immature little system makes knit hats a necessity so many hospitals have adopted hats for newborns as standard protocol.  Mom's and Dad's giving birth at MIHS are especially lucky these days! Each month for the past year, MIHS has been the lucky recipient of a box of lovingly handcrafted knitted hats from Gladbrook, Iowa. Women from Christ Lutheran Church gather to enjoy one another’s company, share stories and do something special to touch the lives of others that they have never met and will never know, and who live nearly 1,500 miles away. The box is opened to reveal hats of all colors and designs, and all as soft as silk. While MIHS has received over 1,300 newborn hats, the Lutheran ladies have also provided nearly 90 chemotherapy hats. These hats are distributed across the MIHS system: the hospital delivery room, Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric offices, Family Health and Learning Centers, chemotherapy offices, Healthy Start team and the Well Woman Health Check program. Families receive the gift of a hat that gently warms the head but most of all warms the heart. MIHS would like to thank the Christ Lutheran Church women: what a blessing you are to our families. Your kindness and compassion touches so many lives at such critical moments, and brings smiles to a new mom’s or dad’s face, or to a child or adult struggling with hair loss due to chemotherapy. The world is a better place because of people like you.

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