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Nesaquake Middle School Students Crochet for Patients at St. Catherine of Siena

February 26th, 2015

The art of crocheting is an old world tradition that can still bring warmth and comfort to others—and even more, a smile, knowing the looms were made with love.  Two sisters of Nesaquake Middle School have taken up the skillful craft of crocheting to bring joy to others at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center.  

Brianna Foster, 14, first took to looming because like many young students, she needed to fulfill community service hours for organizations like the National Junior Honor Society and for her church. Brianna’s first project was to make items for a neighbor with Alzheimer's disease to help keep him warm and comfortable. She then decided to make newborn baby hats. Now, she donates eight hats to St. Catherine’s Maternity Department every two months.

Brianna inspired her sister Paula Foster, 12, to start making items for others as well. Paula decided crocheting and knitting was her forte. Paula recently finished crocheting her fourth piece, which was a blanket, specifically sized for the needs of St. Catherine’s Palliative Care patients. It took dedication and 40 hours to make the three by four blanket, and she intends on continuing to crocheting more.

Photo (L-R): Brianna Foster, 14 and Paula Foster, 12, both students at Nesaquake Middle School.

For more information about St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, please call (631) 870-3444.