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September 23, 2018

Mexico Elementary Students Crochet Preemie Hats for Oswego Hospital


Submitted by Oswego Health

Premature babies born at Oswego Hospital will benefit from a crafty group of Mexico Elementary School fourth graders that crocheted some 80 hats for the newborns. Among the students who made the hats from left are, Nathaneal Galluzzo, Sabrina Dufrane, Alyssa David, Biannca Burrows, Kimberly Heagerty, Raymond Williamson, Jonathan Sciarabba and Ashley Clement.In the back row from the left are Sarah Weigelt, Oswego Health Director of Volunteers and Auxiliary; Gina Kristiansen, RN; Lisa Fleming and Carolee McCoy, RN.

Premature babies born at Oswego Hospital will benefit from a crafty group of Mexico Elementary School fourth graders that crocheted some 80 hats for the newborns. Among the students who made the hats from left are, Nathaneal Galluzzo, Sabrina Dufrane, Alyssa David, Biannca Burrows, Kimberly Heagerty, Raymond Williamson, Jonathan Sciarabba and Ashley Clement.In the back row from the left are Sarah Weigelt, Oswego Health Director of Volunteers and Auxiliary; Gina Kristiansen, RN; Lisa Fleming and Carolee McCoy, RN.

Premature babies born at Oswego Hospital will benefit from a crafty group of Mexico Elementary School students that crocheted some 80 hats for the newborns.

Lisa Fleming, an AmeriCorps mentor at the school, organized the project that began in March. She taught the fourth graders, which included boys and girls, to crochet using an easy rectangle pattern. “This was a great project,” Fleming said. “I was very impressed with the students’ dedication because they crocheted during their lunch time.”

Alyssa David, age 10, said she enjoyed the project. “It was fun and we got to give them to someone.” Sabrina Dufrane, 10, added, “We learned something new.”

Kim Hyde, RN, clinical manager of the Oswego Hospital maternity center, said it was very thoughtful of the fourth graders to think of her department. “I would like to thank the students and Lisa Fleming, of AmeriCorps, for all the time and energy it took for them to make and then donate these hats for our little ones,” Hyde said.  “It is always a pleasure to receive donations such as these for our babies. The moms will really appreciate the knitted hats to keep their little one’s heads nice and warm.”

 

The Oswego Healthcare System includes Oswego Hospital, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a skilled nursing facility; Springside at Seneca Hill, a retirement living community; an urgent care center in Fulton, as well as health services centers in Mexico, Parish and Phoenix. For more information, call (315) 349-5500 or visit oswegohealth.org.

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