Gang of Seamstresses sews special shirts for cancer patients

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“We hear so often from people who want to help when someone has been diagnosed with cancer and aren’t sure how to show that support,” Hoying said. “For Pat and her team, this was a perfect way to show that support.”

Cochran said the shirts they customize are donated from all over. There are shirts from races that have not been used, additional t-shirts from community events or community groups like the Girl Scouts and more. They rely on donated shirts, Cochran said.

Seven women, ranging in age from 40 to 72, are part of the group that makes the shirts.

Cochran said the shirts will go to Premier Health, Kettering Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Cincinnati Children’s and even directly to patients who request them. She said the idea for the shirts came from when she scrolled through a website and saw that the shirts cost $35.

“I thought, holy cow, I can make this one,” she said.

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