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Neurology Hats - "Keesha's Project"

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When we make chemo/cancer caps, we don't realize there are others out there who have their heads shaved for surgeries who would love a pretty hat to wear while their hair grows back.  All sizes are needed from childrens to adult. One thing to keep in mind is that we need to make these hats a little larger than the chemo caps as surgery patients usually have stitches and some swelling from surgery.

If you need first hand info on the best hats to make, please email KEESHA
and be sure to visit her blog:
Chiari info blog

PATTERNS that can be used:
Turban Cap from
Bev's Softest Kids Knit Cap  (K)
And any you can find on my chemo-caps page - the same softness rules apply that you will read there.

Places to donate Neuro-Caps

We do have a neurosurgery floor and offer turbans/caps to this patient population. We would be happy to accept donations like this
and you may send them to my attention at the address listed below. Please just include a note in your donation to remind us of the
patient population you would like to see served.  Thanks again for keeping our patients in mind!

Jean Reed, CAVS
Director, Volunteer Services
200 Hawkins Drive, 8025 JCP
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Phone: 319/356-1241  FAX: 319/384-8032

I think it would be lovely to have caps made by your group. We do neurosurgery on all ages of patients (pediatric to adult) and have a
very busy service. We probably use about 5-10/week on the adult service and maybe half that on the pediatric service.

Norma D. McNair, MSN, RN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
UCLA Medical Center
10833 Le Conte Avenue
14-176 CHS/170116
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1701
Phone: 310-794-9695
Fax: 310-206-7074
Beeper: 1-800-233-7231; ID # 90007

I spoke to the Rehab Operations group regarding your donation and we do feel we have some patients who could use the caps.   We'd like to take small shipment to start with and see how it goes. Again, thank you.

Jackie Bedzik
Volunteer/Administrative Coordinator
UPMC South Side
2000 Mary Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15203

(412) 488-8994
(412) 958-0204 Pager
(412) 488-5420 Fax

Laura Burns, CAVS
Manager, Volunteer Services  - G325
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
3705 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213

outpatient Hemoc/Oncology Clinic has expressed an interested in
receiving the hats

A new listing sent by Keesha - March 2009
Another hospital that is in desperate need (of neuro caps)...  is where I go every two weeks as a patient. It is a brand new neurological institute at the hospital (there is an entirely separate hospital building)."

St. Joseph’s Hospital Neurological Institute
Attn: Stacey, Director Patient Services
350 N Wilmot Rd
Tucson AZ 85711
(please include a note inside packages that they are through Keesha’s project–it’s kind of a tally)

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