Volunteer Knitters Bring Comfort to Patients
Jun 07, 2019
A special group of women are bringing comfort to patients at Palomar Medical Center Poway and Escondido. Two individual groups meet weekly to knit, crochet, sew, and otherwise create handmade custom items for babies and other patients. They do it all on their own time and all of their creations are given to patients free of charge with the exception of some baby blankets that are available for sale in the Palomar Medical Center Poway gift shop. The “Needle Work Group” meets every Tuesday at 1:30 in Palomar Medical Center Poway to make baby caps, baby blankets, hand puppets, dolls, stuffed animals and busy blankets. The baby caps are given to each new born baby. The other comfort items are given to patients of all ages who are suffering from anxiety or just need something to keep their minds active. Jane Radatz, the group’s coordinator, has been volunteering in the group for the past 23 years, which has been meeting ...

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