Purses for Progeria

What could be a better reason than a child in need to buy or make a purse?  Following is explains through the short story about her Grandson, Cameron and how we can all help.  Let’s help by clearing her shop stock or making a purse.   

The Purses for Progeria

What could be a better reason than a child in need to buy or make a purse?  The following explains as a Grandmother tells about her Grandson, Cameron and how we can all help.  Let’s help by clearing her ETSY shop stock (FREE SHIP) or making a purse.  

What is Progeria?

Carolyn: My grandson, Cameron, was diagnosed with this rare disease a short time after birth. Progeria is a disease of premature aging with the life expectancy of afflicted children barely reaching

13 years. Within a few years after birth, Progeria children experience stiff joints, hip dislocation, atherosclerosis, and ultimately succumb to heart disease. I have created, knitted and felted purses for many years, giving them as gifts until, in 2007, my Grandson, Cameron, was diagnosed with a rare disease called Progeria. Searching for a way to get involved, I was reminded of all the times my friends had encouraged me to sell my handbags – and “Purses for Progeria” was born! What a great way for me to make a contribution! All proceeds from the sale of the purses go to The Progeria Research Foundation. Today, we have wonderful volunteer knitters all over the country, and we’re thriving! Our mission is one of hope and joy. Together, we WILL find a cure!Four

(4) ways you can

Contribute:

1. Make a tax deductible donation

on-line or through the mail at:

The Progeria Research Foundation

PO Box 3453

Peabody, MA 01961-3453

http://www.progeriaresearch.org/index.html

2. Buy a “Purses for Progeria” purse

3. Volunteer to knit by contacting

purses4progeria@comcast.net

4. Put money in the “Coins to Cure

Progeria” containers.

Comments

  1. Stephanie B. says

    I would love to make one or more of these but I crochet. Can this pattern be turned into a crochet pattern?

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