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Thread: I hope she will help a child with cancer

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    If you look at my last picture of the 4 boys and 4 girl doll, most recently finished, and focus on the doll on top (second from boy on far left) you will see a doll that found a home today (or in a couple days) A local mother named Priscilla has a 3 year old needing a doll. The childs name is Destiny. They had to get her to San Francsisco as she started having some problems. They are waiting also for a compatible donor to give her a bit of his/her lliver as a transplant, which will one day grow into a full liver for the little one. Her mother hopes to bring her home tomorrow or the next day to wait here with her. The little one is in the UC Davis Hosital in San Francisco, CA. For those of you that pray, she sure needs a good share of that. Her mother will call me and I will get the doll to her. I do not know if I will be allowed a picture of the child or not, but that isn't all that important. I just wanted to update those of you who are keeping track of where the dolls go. I need to get some more girl bodies sewn and stuffed and than dresses, as this is the last causcasian/asian/hispanic one available, and I try to keep a balance to have available. Better get scooting and get that done. Take care and thanks to all of you for all your encouragement. Vickey Stamps

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    POST SCRIPY: over 1/3 of the doll is finished. Outside dress is a fabric with pink poka dots, I accented it making narrow pink band at waist and larger one at the hem. I will tie with pretty ribbons around her waist. 7 tiny ribbon roses are incorporated into the lace above the hem strip of pink That has some white lace atthe top of strip (Clear as mud? Sorry)

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    Just finished this doll, and believe I'll give it out to the child mentioned above. Hope you like the latest tops turvy doll.

    VIckey S.
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    No update on doll for child waiting for transplant of a liver. As far as I know she remains in the hospital in san Francisco waiting. Her name is Destiny. I've made another doll since then, and have finished two outside doll dresses and need 2 nightgowns then will make up the two dolls. They will make dolls number 92 and 93.

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    Correction on name.....Destiny is spelled Destany. She got her liver transplant, than they found she had a clot in an artery and did surgery for that, and now they think she may have some internal bleeding and they may have to do more surgery. I found her on FACEBOOK under 'saving destany'. Between now and the next 2 weeks someone will pick up her doll and see that she gets it.

    6 of my dolls are now enroute to Portland, OR to a Ronald MacDonald house for families with kids who have devestating illness. 1 more (a girl) will go to a local house for battered woman tomorrow (They got a boy doll already two days ago)....that way, while the 'parent' is getting counseling, the little one (s) have something near to relate too, play with, etc. That means all my dolls 91 now have found a home. I have four undergoing birthpains, meaning I still have to sew 4 more dresses, stuff 4 more dolls, dress them and embroider 8 faces. I will then let them rest in our spare bathroom, till we find them a child to love. More updates to follow.

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    for those of you following my making of dolls for kids with devestating illnesses, here are dolls # 92 thru 95. I hope you aren't getting tired of seeing them.
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    How wonderful!! You are truly an inspiration! Keep up the good work. I love your dolls.
    A finished quilt excites me!! Whether is it mine or yours!

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    You are one of a kind. Bless you for what you do.

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    Hopefully the little girl Destany that got the liver transplant is doing better today (She is 3) She ended up having a clot in an artery that was successfully removed and artery is healing well, some liquid build up internally that they are tracking and she had a low grade fever they are monitoring. She is out of ICU at last and I saw a picture where she was laying down and blowing kisses to whomever wanted to grab one. Her doll from me (see the poka dotted one further up) is supposed to reach her by today or tomorrow. I'm hoping it will make her happy.

    Thanks for the replies that were so nice. I appreciate your kind words. I'm fixing to go cut out a few nightgowns, to have handy if I need a doll nightgown in a hurry. I can always sew and stuff a doll quickly if my 4 finished girl ones (above) and the boy doll go running off to a new home. I like to have 2 or 3 minimum ready to go, whenever I can. I believe that somewhere out there, a little sick child is dreaming of a doll that is soft and huggable and made just for her. (Some of the little guys too)

    Thanks again.

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    What a wonderful thing you are doing. You are a very generous and caring person. The doll is terrific. I know some little girl will cherish her.
    No matter how tough life is, it sure beats the alternative.

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    I love your dolls and I know that any little girl will just adore them. God bless you for your work with the children.

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    Thanks to you all for your replies. I've gotten busy trying to organize my materials (fabric, lace and ribbings....stuffing) so I can more easily find exactly what I want to use for the particular doll quickly and finish it up the dolls. Hoping to get four more made by the end of the month and start April with having made 100 dolls (since I started counting)(that means 4 more and I am working on doll 96 a boy doll. Gotta sew his cap on and make two faces and he'll be ready.)

    Glad all of you are liking the dolls.

    I have 18 bodies ready to sew up and stuff
    I have 22 dresses ready to sew and decorate
    I have 5 nightgowns ready to sew and decorate

    I bought some fabric dye, but afraid to try it because I'm afraid it will ruin my washing machine. I had some white fabric I want to use for more bodies in the future. Anyone out there buy that bottled fabric dye at the department stores?

    (I'm hoping to get all the fabrics cut out, so I can sew like a 'factory line', and maybe someday put the dolls into a kit bag complete except for thread' and just grab the one I need to sew, for the need at hand...hope that makes sense.)
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    OKAY EVERYONE, I just got permission to share a picture of Destany, the 3 year old that got a liver transplant as well as one of my dolls (see page 41 or 42 to see Destany's doll). The family appreciates all your caring and the prayers for her. They hope to come home from the San Francisco children's hospital in a month. Here is her latest picture from facebook, where she is 'blowing kisses' to everyone.

    the permission by her mother is shown below:
    Priscilla Masseo 9:31pm Mar 27

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    Yes you may share a picture of destany. And thank you for asking! (: She's doing amazing and she loves the doll! Thank you. (:
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    You are a real sweetheart to do this, and I am sure that these dolls bring so much comfort to these sick children.

    Children are the closest things to angels that we have on this earth, and it is such a blessing to serve them.

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    You are awesome!

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    Thanks so much for those replies. So far 113 dolls have found a child to love them. dolls 114 and 115 will go out next Sunday. There are for 6 of 9 children young enough to appreciate a doll, that because of unfortunate and illegal circumstances have been removed from both father and mother, who are no longer together either, and father arrested. the 9 are seperated into foster care. 4 are with a woman that goes to our small church. Four ladies are sending me a quilt for the 9 kids to have. They were never allowed toys or socialization with other kids, no snacks in the home and only food considered sacred. Had to cover their hair and wear long skirts. were told by father the world would end last October as well. Nothing proven yet against father but rumors are rampant. In and out of court these days, and not sure if kids pulled into the court or not. Kind of a big mess and traumatic for those kids. Thanks again for the replies.

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    She is just beautiful and what a wonderful, caring thing to do. It's so very sad that children have to suffer any kind of disease or trauma and whatever any of us can do for them is so rewarding and worthwhile. Bless you for this.

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    Thanks redquilter. I was always taught it is more blessed to give then to receive. I find it true. I am glad I am able to help kids in this small way. I appreciate yur reply. Thanks again.

    Vickey

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    What a special lady you are. Your dolls are precious.

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    thanks. if you've read my very long blog, you know dolls go out mostly to kids with cancer, some needing transplants, some with abuse issues, and the list goes on. One 3 year old needed a heart and liver transplant...don't know how she is doing. Two long ago were 'laid to rest' with their dolls. Recently i gave 4 dolls with two to go within a family of 9 that are broken up into 3 or 4 foster homes now and do not see either mother or father, as far as I know. Illegal stuff not yet proven of possible sexual nature (????) and also reports of beatings to mom and maybe a kid or two. NOthing for sure...in and out of courts right now. Some quilters are sending each of the 9 a quilt for me to give them to help in the comforting process. Sad that children have to suffer. It hurts me to think of it. I just do what I can while I can. I have 34% of my lungs from emphysema and will turn 72 the 8th. At least I can do this. I hope to reach a goal of 200 at least. when I deliver the next two dolls, it means 115 dolls found a child to love them. thanks again.

    Vickey S.

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    You are a true angel ! I know the little girls will treasure this most exciting gift. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for taking time to reply. I got the two dresses for one of the dolls finished so two faces for it and two for the boy and will be ready for Sunday's delivery. I hope they will bring comfort. God bless you and yours.

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    PM me please I have some lace and eyelet and frills, all grandbabies are boy and no more are expected, so I'll donate a box of girle stuff.
    candicane(kinda lkie erica cane but not original

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    I take a lot of pleasure in reading this thread. You do beautiful work and I can only imagine the comfort your dolls bring to children in sore need of it.

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    Hi there frtom Canada.
    You are doing such wonderful work with your heart and sewing machine.
    Hav you checked out the site called http://www.buzzingandbumbling.blogsp...toned-fabrics?
    Obviously I missed something with the link, but if you check out www.buzzingandbumbling.blogspot.com
    you can find the dyeing process, it's wonderful.
    Mary

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