Well, I wish I could give you a time frame as to when I'll have the list, but as much as I love our Child Life Specialist, getting to things like this is not usually quick or dependable. I'll keep bugging her!!
Let's do this ... for starteres, I'll just list a couple of patients that I am personally aware of, and I'll make sure that any items get delivered either to the hospital, or to the nurse in the clinic. Here are the kids and some ideas I think would be good for them:
P. - boy; age 19 - loves video games and computer; has a PSP -- some ideas: knitted cozy for the PSP, felted clogs -- must be slip-proof, though, 'cause he's on crutches, scarf, cool hat.
J. -- girl; age 2-3 -- an adorable little girl with big brown eyes, and recently departed lovely brown, curly hair -- some ideas: perhaps one of Julie's lovely hats??? (hint hint!)
J. -- boy; age 6 mos -- this little guy was diagnosed when he was merely 3 weeks old, and man-oh-man is he a charmer! He also has a twin sister & a 2-year-old sister, and the parents have gone to monumental lengths to keep the family united -- some ideas: little boots; mittens; hats; sweater -- is there any way you could do something for his siblings, too???
A. -- boy; age 9/10 -- loves the Cubs, video games, board games, etc.; has been quite sick -- I'm not quite sure what would be good for this guy, but he's really a fun-loving kid. Perhaps a hat, scarf or felted clogs? Think about it and see what inspires you. His mother is also a lovely person, and she has had a lot to deal with. I don't feel like it's my place to share personal information here, but this family has really gone through a lot in the past year. Oh, and there are Dad and big brother, too.
A. -- boy; age 10 -- don't know much about this guy except that he's on recurrence #3 or 4. -- Same ideas as above.
L. -- girl; age 17 (I think) -- somewhat quiet girl; very petite -- would probably love a lacey-edged hat, scarf, mittens ...
A. -- girl; age 15 -- typical teenage girl who would probably love some of the funkier stuff off of Knitty.
That's about all I can think of at the moment. Hopefully, I'll get a list from my friend in the not-too-distant future, and I'll get it out to you as soon as I do.
Thanks, everyone! You guys are the best!