Stitchers’ project helps NICU infants

The Mississippi State Extension’s Sunflower Stitchers work every year on a service project. This year the members came together and made isolet covers and will donate them to Delta Regional’s NICU. This project came about after a local mom, Alyssa Simmons, came and talked to the group about the need for the isolet covers at Delta Regional Medical Center. Simmons explained that the covers are used to protect the premature babies from the bright lights and noises of the NICU. These covers will eventually go home with the baby/parents and will be a keepsake for years to come. Pictured from left are Diane McDowell, Laurie Noble, Jackie Winter, Ann Twiner, Brenda Yant, Debbie Woodruff and Barbara Randall. Not pictured are Debbie Poe, Jeannie Woodard, Julie McGregor, Mary Dana Baird, Minnie Winfrey and Myrtle Holloway. The Sunflower Stitchers will donate these isolet covers in memory of Alyssa and Dustin’s first child Mack Thomas Simmons. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Ann Twiner, MSU Extension Agent, at 887-1901. 

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