Symbols of Love
I am a long-time subscriber to Our Canada and More of Our Canada and enjoy them both. I was thrilled when I received my latest copy and saw the Cause for Applause selection, “Izzy’s Story” (August-september 2017). I was even happier when I recognized a couple of the dolls that the children were holding as ones I had knit. The story of Izzy’s Dolls is one I believe that was long overdue in telling. Not enough Canadians are aware of this wonderful organization and the happiness these dolls bring to children around the world. I began knitting these dolls about ten years ago when they were first sent to Afghanistan to our soldiers there and have continued to this day. As an RCAF veteran, I keep telling anyone who will listen about this story. I am in my 80s and knit every chance I get—so far, I have knit 2,800 dolls and will continue as long as my health permits and the need remains.