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Fox 4: Children’s Mercy patient finds passion knitting hats for fellow young people

By Sean McDowell

Sometimes, displays of kindness come from people in need.

Such is the case for one patient at a metro hospital, whose knitting skills are being put to noble use. Sweet creations are being made from her hospital bed.

The skills Sophia Bowman, a native of Riley, Kansas, learned as a young girl are coming in handy. The 20-year-old has spent six weeks as a patient at Children's Mercy Hospital. The effects of Crohn's Disease have made a number of medical procedures necessary for the college senior.

While she's been in that bed, Bowman has propped herself up, and knitted a few dozen yarn hats, which will be donated to young patients at the hospital.

All of Bowman's hats are made from acrylic yarn, and they're the perfect sizes for children's heads, since she felt as if they might be overlooked.

Bowman learned to knit from her grandmother when she was just 7 years old. She's knitted other hats, which were donated to patients at a cancer center in Salina, Kansas. Bowman said it takes about five hours to finish each hat.

"I want to feel like I'm still doing something, contributing something while I`m sitting in this hospital bed for weeks. This helps me feel that, and helps other people be happy," Sophia Bowman said.


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