Just like no one is ever too young to make a difference, someone is also never too old to make a difference.
94-year-old Rose Valdez took up a new hobby of crocheting when she was 90, and after that, she taught herself how to make woolen hats. Once she taught herself how to make hats, there was so stopping her – she has crocheted thousands of very cozy beanies for her local community of Pueblo, Colorado.
This incredible lady suffers from carpal tunnel and macular degeneration, as well as glaucoma – something that causes her to experience some vision issues. While this doesn’t stop her from crafting, Rose does prefer to crochet in sunny weather, as the natural light helps her to better see the crochet holes.
“I don’t do nothing else, so I might as well do something for somebody,” she said. “I make one a day or two. If I go steady, I make two in one day.”
Shirley Homer, one of Rose’s daughters says, “I bet we’ve done an easy 2,000.”
This kind lady donates her crafted creations to various charity organizations, schools, and hospitals. Recently, Rose delivered more than 100 of her wooly hats to the Pueblo Cooperative Care Center, who were beyond grateful for her kindness.
The organization thanked her, writing on their Facebook, “Thank you, Rose Valdez for the beautiful hats you crocheted. You are truly a blessing to our community.”
What an incredibly kind woman!
Anastasia is an American writer and journalist living in Dublin, Ireland. Her Twitter is @AnastasiaArell5.