Not only did I have an incredibly hard time deciding which hats to keep for Levi, finding a home for these cute hats proved to be a challenge as well. My original plan was to donate them to the Pediatric Oncologist who treated Cora. When I called his office they told me that they really didn't have a need for hats right now. I was a little bummed, but hopefully that means either they have had lots of donations or they aren't treating as many kids right now...which would be even better. They directed me to a few local hospitals and gave me some other ideas, but every place I called wasn't in need of hats.
I was getting a little worried that it would be summer before I found a place for these hats. Last week I decided to try Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City again. I had tried leaving a message before and never heard back, but this time I actually got to talk to someone. Great news...she said they would love to have the hats. They give a hat to each new patient at the Cancer Center. So they will finally be sent off this week. Hooray! But before we pack them up, Levi was
forced against his will begging to give you a hat fashion show.
I am packing up ten beautiful knit hats to send to Children's Mercy. Levi couldn't model them all because some of the hats were for girls and a few wouldn't fit on his huge head! Trust me, they were all adorable. Thank you Kathryn, Carissa, Roma and Amber for donating these hats. I love that Levi and I can pass on your kindness to bless the sweet kids in Kansas City who are facing the horrible realities of cancer. And although I wanted to send the hats a long time ago, it is especially sweet to send them this week as we remember Cora.