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Thread: Ten dolls are in the arms of a Very sick N.C. child tonight

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    Ten dolls are in the arms of a Very sick N.C. child tonight

    I received a note this evening from the lady who delivered ten dolls for me. Here is what she had to say. This took place in a hospital setting today. If the lady wants to let you know who she is, I'll let her talk more about it. Below is a copy of the e-mail she sent me. The kids are 6 to 9 years of age. Four are boys. As to who the quilter is:
    (Left name out...she is a quilter from the forum and reads to a group of kids. Of these ten, nine have cancer and one has uncontrolled diabetes)


    Vickey Stamps



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    OMG they loved the dolls. It was a huge success and nurses from other floors came to see as well.

    The supervisor is suppose to call you tomorrow or friday. The parents were not comfortable at this time with
    pictures and I told them that was ok. So not sure when she will call but her name is Beverly. I never seen so many smile"s on the kids faces. They truely were happy. I gave them all the birth certificates and story. I actually read the story to them along with a christmas story. Thank you for making these wonderful children happy. It was very sweet of you.
    I will be out of town the next few days. Will try to check e-mails.
    Thanks again
    Huge Hugs


    MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEARS!

    Remember you are a wonderful person and what you do for children.
    God Bless You!
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    How much love and car you have put into all those beautiful dolls. I can imagine how happy they were and how they will take them everywhere with them. God has given you a wonderful talent god bless you and the children who receive them.
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    What a wonderful idea for sick children, I am sure they will cherish them
    Karen

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    What a cool way to help. I love your dolls, they are so neat. Thanks for helping.

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    Love the boy dolls. So kind of you.

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    May God richly bless you for all the work you put into these. I know it was a blessing to you to know that you, for a moment, gave them much joy and could take away some of the pain. Blessings to you.
    Joy

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    What a great idea! I particularly like the boy dolls because people often forget that little boys could use the comfort of a doll too.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Very cute! I love these too! Kids need something to comfort them!
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    These are so cute!!

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    Truly a wonderful thing

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    goosebumps. Thanks for sharing your story and giving so very much.

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    Vicki - The note itself is a great Christmas gift for you! You deserve a whole sack full of "gratefulness" for all your efforts.
    Rosie the "ripper"

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    Too, too cute! Thanks you. And I too like the boys best!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    That is truly a wonderful thing you do!!!

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    Your story brought the Christmas spirit to me today! Bless you for bringing love and smiles to these children who are going through so much!
    Helen T.

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    Well you have done it again Vickey. Your effort and the love that you put into these dolls are wonderful. Thank You again for all you do. The letter is special. Love BrendaK
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    thanks so much to all of you for your wonderful comments on the dolls. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall when the little ones got their dolls. I wish them comfort in the day and in the dark of night with them. The girls are 24 inches high and the boys 28 inches. With my health issues, there isn't a great deal I can do, but this I can, and am honored to have been able to design and sew these for the children so in need of something nice to hold onto, during troubled times. Without the help of so many across the USA including the Netherlands and Japan, I have received fabric and lace, donations, etc, so each doll is full of love from more then just me.

    Thanks again for those words that encourage me.

    Vickey Stamps

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    What a great story! I am sure those dolls will see a lot of love.
    ~ Stephanie S

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    What a wonderful thing to do for these kids. God Bless You.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    thanks a million for the replies. I wish I had enough time to make a doll quilt to go with the dolls. Dolls are 24 and 28 inches high (boys taller). If anyone should wish to help with a doll quilt, please PM me for my mailing address. The dolls are 18 and 20 inches across arm to arm. Do let me know if you are aware of a child in need. I am the only one making these dolls so it might take a while to finish (12 hours for girl dolls) but we will send one the childs way. They are free to child with devestating problems (cancer, etc, abuse....)

    Vickey Stamps

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    What a wonderful thoughtful gesture (plus a lot of work). I am sure those dolls will be loved for many years. God bless you!

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    thanks so much for writing me. I don't remember ever having a rag doll, but do wish that had been the case. I hug my dolls when they are finished, and say a prayer that the right doll goes to the right child and brings comfort.

    I am honored to know each of you at the forum

    Vickey Stamps

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    God Bless you for doing this wonderful thing.
    If life gives you lemons, make Lemon Juice!! Make the most of everything.

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    thanks Aaaulka. Glad you lilked it. Big hugs

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    God Bless! Prayers to these special kids!... The dolls are so cute and the love they give can not have a price.
    Thanks for sharing, I'm very touched!...
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