Life-Saving Crochet and Adorable Crochet Tortoises

by Kathryn on September 1, 2013 · 7 comments

in Crochet Health

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Last year we heard from Debbie who shared her inspiring story of how crochet helped her in coping with chronic fatigue. I’m happy to say that I recently got an update from Debbie and her health is well. For now, at least, the fatigue is gone although doctors aren’t quite sure what changed. In her email Debbie also shared the crochet that her sister Linda is doing as she crochets her way through cancer treatment. I wanted to share more about that with you today.

Linda’s Story

I haven’t contacted Linda directly but Debbie shared the following about her sister:

Linda is going through cancer treatment. Debbie says that Linda shows great “tenacity and courage under the fire of cancer” and that she is “a lady of grace and dignity under awful circumstances”. She crochets to keep her mind on something positive. She crochets for others, making gifts for the nurses at the hospital and also crocheting “an alien and his spaceship for a small boy who was having radiation” and really having a tough time. I bet that brought a smile to his face.

Linda’s Crochet Tortoise

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Debbie shared that this is Linda’s latest project. “She found a pattern in Russian for crochet tortoises, so spent a very long evening translating the pattern into English and made this fantastic tortoise and is planning at least a couple more.” One of the tortoises that she’s working on now is a rainbow tortoise that she’s making to help fundraise for a gay teen suicide prevention function that Debbie is holding next month.

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I love the detail on her crochet turtle, don’t you?!

And an Update on Debbie’s Crochet

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Debbie had surgery earlier this year for carpal tunnel and reports: “Crocheting is again my friend – still loving it and sharing it with others! I’m making crocheted pansies at the moment to give out to strangers and place randomly wherever I go, (read The Pansy Project website and you will see where the inspiration comes from), in the hopes that people will ask me what the pansy is for. Even if that pansy puts a smile on someone’s face, then something good has come of it.”

Share Your Story

Do you have a health issue? Do you crochet? Do you want to share your story here on the blog? Learn more here. Crocheting through chroinc fatigue and other ailments is discussed in my book, Crochet Saved My Life. Buy your copy now through Createspace and get 20% off using coupon code 76K89G9K.

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