An 86-year-old widower found a unique way to help new born babies: knitting little bitty baby hats.
Georgia’s Ed Moseley, who can no longer dance or play his loved golf game, has found a new hobby that involves giving back.
This past summer, the former engineer’s senior citizen residence, Dogwood Forest Assisted Living communities, encouraged residents to join an outreach program to knit caps for preemies in the Northside Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), The Atlantic Journal Constitution said.
Moseley taught himself how to do the art, by using a loom kit and through the support of family members, who encouraged him.
Other members of the man’s kin have also gotten on board with the effort, like his granddaughter’s school, where she teaches.
National preemie awareness day. heres my 35 weekers so glad the nicu stay was short #twins #preemies #blessed pic.twitter.com/aoHxUBvitS
— Jackie morisette (@jackiemorisette) November 17, 2014
In response to this wonderful act of kindness, Moseley reflected on his motivation to take on the project. Saying, “When they started this project a few months back, I told my daughter about it and I said, ‘How can I knit? what do I need to do?’ and bless her heart, she went to Jo-Anns [Fabrics] and got a kit, yarn and instruction kit for me. So I started slowly and learned it just takes patience,’”
Last Thursday, on National Preemie Awareness day, the man was able to deliver 350 caps to the hospital, out of which he constructed 50.
Happy National Prematurity Awareness Day To My Little Preemie? Today We Wear Purple ? pic.twitter.com/M2Qq3stW5N
— JZ (@AliaKalayshiaa) November 17, 2016
As of now, he still takes requests from family and friends who are interested in hats.