Ed Moseley was undergoing chemotherapy when he learned that his hospital cares for over 2000 prematurely born infants each year. He decided to start making warm hats for these newborns despite not knowing how to knit. “How do I learn to knit?” “What should I do?” He inquired of his daughter. “Bless her heart, she went… and got me a [beginner loom] kit, yard, and instruction kit.” So I started slowly and gradually learned; all it takes is patience.”
Moseley began knitting hats while watching television, and he soon inspired other residents at the Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community to join him. Ed made over 55 hats and began teaching other residents how to knit the warm little hats of love. Ed’s inspiration inspired residents to make an additional 300 hats, and they were able to donate over 350 hats to the hospital for National Preemie Awareness Day.
Doug Bunt’s son Matthew was born prematurely and was given one of these beautiful hats. “To know there are other people who are thinking about the well-being of these babies, our babies, it’s really nice to know. The fact this man is taking time out of his day to help the kids really means a lot to us.” Doug said.
Moseley said his work isn’t done yet, that he enjoys knitting now, and has plans to make and donate 30 warm hats every month for the little ones who can use all the love they can get. His truly compassionate heart shows us how the love from one person can inspire a community and the world to help make the world a better, and loving place.