Her daughter, Mary Rose was born blind because she has a mutation in the CEP290 gene. Mary Rose has overcome so many challenges already in her life and still works to overcome others. We first met Patty, Mary Rose, and their family four years ago when my younger daughter was in the same preschool class. They enjoyed each other's company for two years in preschool and sadly they go to different schools and haven't seen much of each other the last couple years. We have stayed in touch, and Lily and I have happily participated in Mary Rose's From Darkness to Light Walk.
|My daughter Lily (in pink coat), with Mary Rose (blue coat) and Elizabeth, another friend from the same preschool class.|
|Mary Rose with her whole family!|
I had many of the materials already from other projects I've created. But I did ask the woman at the fabric store what the best adhesives were for what I had in mind. Once I had gathered everything and created felt flowers similar to Eliana's stocking, I laid everything out without making anything permanent.
Then I showed it to Patty, not sure what she would think. I was worried it would be way too literal and not at all what she had envisioned. But she LOVED it! So I set out to attach everything permanently.
After that I just glued all the bird, ribbon, and flower pieces on with the fabri-tac. And here is the final product!