86 Year-Old Grandpa Learned To Knit So He Could Help Premature Babies.
Premature babies have a really rough start in life. Most of them end up hooked up to ventilators. Some even require surgery to fix a defective heart valve or some other condition brought on by the fact that they came out of their mothers a little too soon. Fortunately, a kind Georgia man living in a nursing home decided to make life for these preemies a little easier by warming their tiny little heads right up. All it took was for him to figure out how to master the art of knitting and then distribute these adorable handmade caps to some babies in need.
86-year-old Ed Moseley has been battling cancer, but that hasn't dampened his spirits, at least not when it comes to helping others.
Ed knew he wanted to volunteer when the staff at the Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Facility asked their elderly residents to assist in making caps for premature babies.
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The parents of these preemies couldn't have been more grateful for the effort.
Especially parents like Doug Bunt and his wife, whose youngest son Matthew was a preemie just like their 5-year-old had been. For the Bunts, knowing that there was someone out there who cared so much for these babies meant the world to them.
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The goal that facility's executive director JoAn Hobbs had was to get 200 caps made.
Although the corporate office had eight communities, Dogwood was the only one that came to the aid of these adorable preemies.
Preemies like this one can thank Ed for those cozy warm caps on their heads.
The retired engineer took it upon himself to figure out how to knit, which he found to be an exciting challenge, especially since he never knitted in his life. His daughter bought him a looming kit with instructions, which helped a lot. He even held classes so that his fellow residents would follow in his steps. Unfortunately, not many of them participated... at least not initially.
Ed was not discouraged by the lack of participation.
With the help of his family and Dogwood staff members, he managed to knit a bunch of caps to present to the NICU.
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