Little Hats Big Hearts: from local to Texas




Jim Sánchez, Conexión San Ángelo

SAN ANGELO – In 2015, Nancy Rink Johnson, coordinator of Little Hearts Big Hats started with a small seed--get as many little red, yarn knitted hats to babies born in the month of February with a few foot-soldier ladies, she calls “Yarn Junkies.”

On Wednesday, January 30th, the “Little Hats Big Hearts” get-together, with Johnson, her “Yarn Junkies” friends, colleagues from Sonora and Eldorado were with her to meet with Shannon Women’s and Children’s Hospital officials to present them with 150 baby beanie hats. Among them were Dr. Christina Sherrod, M.D. and Julie Quade, Unit Manager.

Originally from San Angelo, Johnson was so happy that her dream became a reality by starting with San Angelo to bring the beanie hats to babies here at Shannon and also to San Angelo Community Medical Center.

Mrs. Johnson stated to the media that she and her group had sent out 2,510 “Little Hats” to hospitals across Texas. Johnson was asked what was it like to see her vision grow into something “Big hearted”? “Oh my God, it’s unbelievable!”

Johnson’s big-hearted vision is for every baby in the state of Texas to receive a red, yarn knitted beanie during the month of February. “But is it the women who are making them, not me.” “They are like friends and sisters to me, I love and appreciate them all,” concluded Johnson.

Mrs. Nancy Rink Johnson, fourth from the left, brought some of her “Yarn Junkies” and colleagues to Wednesday, January 30th get-together meeting with Shannon Women’s and Children’s Hospital officials to personally deliver 150 little red, yarn knitted baby beanies to distribute. “Little Hats Big Hearts” is now in its fifth year of giving out beanies to all babies born during the month of February.

Pequeños Sombreros Corazones Grandes.

Jim Sánchez, Conexión San Ángelo

SAN ANGELO: en 2015, Nancy Rink Johnson, coordinadora de Pequeños Sombreros, Corazones Grandes comenzó con una pequeña semilla: obteniendo tantos pequeños sombreros de punto de hilos rojos para bebés nacidos en el mes de febrero con unos pocos soldados con unas pocas damas soldados, con unas pocas damas soldados, ella les llama "Hiladoras Junkies".

El miércoles 30 de enero, " Pequeños Sombreros Corazones Grandes", se reunieron con Johnson, sus amigos de "Yarn Junkies", colegas de Sonora y Eldorado, estuvieron con ella para reunirse con los funcionarios del Hospital de Mujeres y Niños de Shannon para regalarles 150 gorritas tejidas. Entre ellos se encontraban la Dra. Christina Sherrod, Maestra en Derecho y Julie Quade, Gerente de la Unidad. Originaria de San Ángelo, Johnson estaba tan feliz de que su sueño se hiciera realidad al comenzar con San Ángelo para llevar las gorritas tejidas a los bebés aquí en Shannon y también al Centro Médico Comunitario de San Ángelo.


La Sra. Johnson declaró a los medios de comunicación que ella y su grupo habían enviado 2,510 "Gorritas pequeñas" a hospitales de todo Texas. A Johnson se le preguntó cómo era ver cómo su visión se convertía en algo "de gran corazón". "¡Oh Dios mío, es increíble!"

La gran visión de Johnson es que cada bebé en el estado de Texas reciba un gorro rojo de punto durante el mes de febrero. "Pero son las mujeres las que los hacen, no yo". "Para mí son como amigas y hermanas, las amo y las aprecio a todas", concluyó Johnson.

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