By Cherri Gregg
HORSHAM, Pa. (CBS) — When Hatboro-Horsham High School teacher Nicole Dow-Macosky lost her mother, Gloria Marianne Dow, to breast cancer last year, she wanted to find a way to honor her.READ MORE: 2 Suspects Fatally Shot During Home Invasion In South Philadelphia, Police Say
“In this family, blankets have always been important,” says Dow-Macosky (at right in photo). “When my mom was diagnosed in December , I gave her a blanket for Christmas and it had all of our family photos. She had the blanket with her every day.”
Mokowsky says her mother used to crochet. And after her mother died, she decided to learn the craft for herself.
She asked her friend, Susan Milnazik, a cancer survivor, to attend a crochet class and the idea for Project Chemo Crochet came up soon after.
“I wanted to remember my mom,” she says. “By the end of my conversation [with Susan] we had decided to take [crochet] squares from all over the world and create blankets.”
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