“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton
The MED Knitting Club is embracing this idea by making hats for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Albany Medical Center. The club boasts 20 enthusiastic fifth graders who have a lot to be proud of and truly can be the candles, lighting the way for others in their quest to fulfill a much needed mission, warm hats for preemies.
Casey Gicewicz (pictured, center), Nurse Manager for Albany Med’s NICU, stopped by MED on February 13 to accept the club’s initial donation of hats, which will help keep the preemies there warm and allow their parents to hold them outside their incubators. The Club’s theme so far has been red for February’s Heart Month, but they will continue making many different colored hats throughout the month of March.
The club is advised by MED teacher Laura Grill and teaching assistant Cheryl Gauthier, who are very proud of the following members: Aidan Allen, Annaleigh Butts, Marianna Chudy, Pax Cooper, Aiden Dallas, Jenna Davis, Brayden Drumm, Adam Geel, Annabelle Greenburger, Skylar Groom, Mason Hutchinson, Brianna Johnson, Bailey McShane, Sophia Middleton, Jayden Oathout, Lylah Rowe, Sage Schrader, Amelia Strattman, Evelynn Visconti, and Axel Vose.