Saturday, August 13, 2011

Crochet Partners First Comfortghan

In February, 2008, one of the members of Crochet Partners, lost her son in a school shooting here on the central coast of California.  I knew her from another project we had worked on, so I collected squares and we sent a comfortghan to her.  We knew it would never replace her son, but hoped it would help ease her pain.
From this incident, the comfortghan project was born.  We make our squares, mail them off to an assembler, who puts them together.  She then mails it to a person who is hurting. 
How many of us ever give any thought to that person after we do our small part?
Sometimes the hurting goes on for years, as in Dawn's case.  The young man who killed her son in now on trial.  It took 3 and 1/2 years to get to this point.  Now, she has to relive the nightmare again every day of the trial. I am asking you, my friends, to send out a request to your higher power, to hold and protect Dawn and her family at this time.  Let's not forget the pain doesn't stop with the mailing of an afghan!
The Ventura County Star  has covered every day of the trial for over 6 weeks now.  To learn more, search Larry King.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Hi, Cay. I didn't realize that yours was the first that began our CP:Comfortghan Project. How special is that! Thanks for that bit of history.

Sharon Devol, Cordinator
Crochet Partners Comfortghan Project