Kathleen Cole, from Dunlap, made a special trip to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger last week to donate her quilts to some of Erlanger’s smallest patients.
Mrs. Cole, a grandmother to 17 family members and great grandmother to seven, started sewing quilt pieces by hand approximately four years ago. Her family suggested she could put all of her love for sewing to good work by donating her quilts to the babies who needed them the most.
“I never dreamed to see babies so tiny,” said Mrs. Cole as she entered one of the NICU pods.
“I just know it means so much to the families to receive something that will keep their baby warm when they return home.”
Two-month-old Jaylae McCroskey was one of three recipients who received a quilt from Mrs. Cole. Jaylae is actually one of Alicia McCroskey’s twins who was just approved to go home while his sister still needs to spend a little more time in the NICU.