Welcome to the sixth official “We are the World Blogfest” (#WATWB ) post. The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. https://simonfalk28.wordpress.com/“Simon Falk, https://inderpreetuppal.com/“Inderpreet Uppal, http://cswcllc.weebly.com/blog“Lynn Hallbrooks, https://ericlahti.wordpress.com/“Eric Lahti, and https://maryjmelange.wordpress.com/ Mary J Giese.
For this post I am focusing on a story I read about on today.com it came out in November 23rd, 2016 and it was a story about an 86 year old grandfather named Ed Mosley from Acworth, Georgia, who doesn’t believe you are ever too old to learn something new. This is why when he found out that his assisted living facility community was going to take on a challenge of knitting caps to the premature babies of the local hospital, he decided to take action and did not want to be left out because he could not knit.
Ed Mosley a retired engineer decided to tell his daughter he wanted to learn how to knit. So she went to a local craft store and bought him a kit with a loom, needles, and yarn. He says, ” I can read and so I just followed the directions and there was a bit of a trial and error but eventually I got the hang of it.”
Once he got started Mosley was on a roll and unstoppable. He was able to make around 55 preemie caps all by himself. His enthusiasm quickly drew many others to join in this effort. There were so many who were inspired by Mosley’s effort but the biggest thing in this story was that Ed Mosley was able to deliver 300 Northside Hospital Atlanta. This hospital delivers more babies than any hospital in the nation and sees 2,000 babies in its neonatal intensive care unit ( NICU) every year according to hospital spokesperson Aldo Nahed.
“It’s important for families to see their baby as a baby and not as a patient. This will help to get the families to that spot,” Kelly said.
Moseley said he wanted the project to have true value to other families. “It’s really nice to make a product that somebody really needs and has a purpose,” he said.
In addition, Moseley says, “I have been touched by strangers who are sending him skeins of yarn, sometimes anonymously, to help him continue his work.”
What drew me to this story is how this elderly man Ed Mosley wanted so much to give back to his community he took on the challenge of learning to knit and his act of love for those babies is something which inspires us all.
Sources was taken from the story on today.com