Tallahassee Mom Makes Special Gifts for Kids

By: Lee Gordon Email
By: Lee Gordon Email

When a child is sick or hurt, there's nothing better than watching them nursed back to health.

One Tallahassee woman has made it her mission to give kids and adults a reason to smile, even if it's only for a little while.

Sarah Brown admits that she hasn't always been a seamstress.

"I'd never touched a sewing machine, my friend sold it to me for 50 dollars and gave me one class," said Tallahassee mother Sarah Brown.

The idea to sew began in the hospital. Brown was recovering from a mastectomy and relied heavily on pillows and drain bags. So she thought, wouldn't it be great to make those gifts for other women.

But she didn't stop there. Brown had a friend who's daughter wears a helmet because of severe epilepsy. So she started making bows for kids who have to wear protective head gear.

"Every little girl should feel like a princess and every boy would feel like a super hero whether they wear a helmet or not."
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And best of all, Sarah Brown does it all for free. She pays for everything and asks for nothing in return. Her payment is obvious:

Mary Allen is that three year old girl with epilepsy. She's coming to Brown's house for a special treat.

"Being able to put a bow on any child's helmet or prosthetic is great, they just light up," said Mary's mother Jodie Allen.

Brown says she has no plans to sell her product--sometimes she makes up to five a week and the pillows are sewn with love and sealed with a special prayer.

"May you be healed body and soul, may your pain cease, may your strength increase. May your fears be released. May blessings, joy, and love surround you."

Mary requires the service of a seizure support dog that is being trained by ABS Service Dogs in Orlando. The cost of training is close to three thousand dollars, money the family doesn't have. The family will be traveling to ABS Service Dogs in Orlando October 30th-31st. They are hoping to raise enough money to bring the dog home to Tallahassee.

If you would like to contact Sarah or Mary, you can email Sarah at kcandsarah@hotmail.com


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