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CoxHealth Volunteers Sew for a Cure

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Volunteers at CoxHealth put their sewing and crafting skills forward for a good cause on Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Volunteers at CoxHealth put their sewing and crafting skills forward for a good cause on Wednesday.

About 30 of them spent the morning and afternoon putting together comfort items for open-heart-surgery patients.

In total, they put together approximately 100 heart pillows, 100 blankets and 400 masks for patients.

All of the materials were supplied and volunteers both young and old of all experience levels pitched in.

Volunteer Coordinator at Cox Pat Long says the goal is to provide comfort to patients.

"The heart pillow is used for people in intensive care that have had open heart surgery,” says Long. “After surgery, it's very painful to cough and breathe, and they need to do that so they don't get pneumonia or blood clots. So they use this- they squeeze it to their chests for protection and comfort and it really works. I get a lot of positive comments from different patients."

Long says another sewing event like this is scheduled for March 12 and all are welcome to come.

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