Posted by Nataliya Semez on July 28, 2011
The many photos in this blog of people smiling while busily crocheting tell us a great story! Members of MaxSmiles, the local patient association in Bangkok, look both intent and content as their group sits together making hats for children going through chemotherapy. What a wonderful way to bond with each other while giving back to their community!
The idea of this hat crocheting activity came up when MaxSmiles was looking for something to do when everyone comes together each month. It was created by Wasan, one of the MaxStations in Thailand and his wife 'Ning'. Now, if you think that it was Ning who was training her husband Wasan how to crochet the hats, you are wrong! Wasan was training himself by watching online video clips on Youtube. He made his first crochet hat in just one night. So then he started training Ning on how to make them…and soon everyone at MaxSmiles became involved.
The knitting activity launched at the group’s monthly meeting on July 2nd. At the meeting, there were many members who already knew how to crochet very well. Given the warm temperatures in Thailand, the group is wisely using lighter yarn to make more suitable hats for kids.
MaxSmiles hopes to make more hats and then donate them to children on the chemotherapy ward at their local children’s hospital, which located just right across the street from the group’s meeting location. Thanks to all the members of MaxSmiles! Keep up the great work!!!