Quilter Starts a "Forget Me Not" Program
Story originally published in the Fond du Lac Reporter
Sharon Krohn is using her talent to help end-of-life care patients at Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac. "I learned to quilt in a program through my church and brought on the idea of making lap quilts for veteran patients," she said.
Sharon, who is a volunteer at the hospice home, helped launch the Hospice Hope's Forget Me Not and Veteran programs. Through the Forget Me Not program, volunteers help create a tangible memory piece, such as a thumbprint necklace, memory jar, or video history for patients and their families. Volunteers also sew lap quilts that are presented to veteran patients during a pinning ceremony, where the patient is thanked and recognized for their service. To date, Sharon has made more than 50 quilts.
"I enjoy making people happy," Sharon said. "When I first started volunteering, I enjoyed visiting my patients and found it very rewarding to know that I made their day just by taking the time to visit them."