A 13 year old girl from Grande Prairie has donated over 240 handmade hats to babies in the peace country. Mila Blight started making the caps after her Nana bought her a loom kit.
“I usually pick the colours, boy and girl colours, and it takes me a couple of hours.”
She says each one only takes a few minutes to make and she tries to make it to the hospital whenever she can. Blight and her father Rob buy the yarn together but have received donations in the past.
“When I was 12, I started making adult hats. My dad told me that if I have extra yarn I could make baby ones and we could donate them to the hospital. That became a mission for myself.”
On May 5th, Blight dropped off 93 more baby hats to the NICU at the QE II Hospital. The first set babies to use the new neonatal twin cribs each received one.
When Blight was five, she suffered from an intracranial hemorrhage caused by a ruptured blood vessel from her cerebral arteriorvienius malformation. Blight’s father explains that these caused stroke-like symptoms for his daughter.
Blight doesn’t let her health get in her way and she continues to make hats for the new babies of the peace country.