On the surface, Ed Moseley seems like an ordinary resident of the Dogwood Forest Assisted Living center north of Atlanta. He’s a retired engineer who loves visits from his family, watching golf on TV, and socializing with his friends, and is even learning to paint by numbers. The grandpa who is battling cancer kept his own health issues a secret as per Fox News.
But Ed’s everyday life changed a lot when his care facility was challenged by its corporate office to knit hats for premature babies being treated in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at the Northside Hospital in Atlanta. For these babies whose lives are hanging in the balance and for their parents, who are on a roller-coaster ride of emotions, it’s a small gesture that can make a big difference.
When the call to knit came to Dogwood Forest, Ed wasn’t the most likely candidate to participate. While he knew a lot about engineering, he had never sewed or knitted in his life. But that didn’t stop him from throwing himself into a project.
Like many seniors who sometimes feel left behind and left out by the rest of society, Ed really appreciated the chance to make a difference. As he told Today, helping out the preemies made him feel great: “it’s really nice to make a product that somebody really needs and has a purpose.” #source
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