Where the first stitch began……
After our son David was diagnosed with a brain tumor in Dec 2012 the world as we knew it seemed to stop, life became a whirlwind of radiotherapy, chemotherapy, operations and hospital visits…throughout all of this our wonderful 18 year old son David was an inspiration to us all on how to move forward, always positive…as a family we had faith and hope….our friends and family gathered round to support us and give us comfort.
One of those friends- ‘the wonderful June’ gave David a quilt…this was for us to use or give as a gift to say thank you at the hospital…it was decided that we give it as a gift of ‘Comfort’ for another patient…..Junes quilt and stitching became the beginning of Quilts for Comfort North East.
The stitches began to multiply…..
Many lovely ladies have since donated a lot of hours and stitches, they have donated blocks, quilt tops and finished quilts…we have been able to donate many, many quilts that give comfort to children and teenagers receiving treatment on the RVI Oncology Pediatric Wards.
David and our family loved seeing the comfort these quilts gave to the children and teenagers that received them….the comfort a quilt gives through grueling treatments, the comfort a quilt gives when a child or teenager is facing challenging times….the comfort a quilt gives is not always seen but felt.
Our son loved his own quilt… the sewing of his quilt also gave me a lot of comfort, and watching him snuggle under it, cosy and warm…..
…David is not with us now, he died peacefully on the 4th April 2014….his quilt still continues to give us comfort, looking at his favorite colours of yellow and blue, we love the different fabrics, remembering how much he also loved it…our family still snuggles under it.
…the comfort continues…