While they were walking from the Metro train station to the local parish where they were staying during their trip to D.C. for the March for Life, these Catholic youth were attacked and robbed by a gang of teens.
Two of the adult chaperones had to be hospitalized for significant injuries.
Rather than hate, the group chose to unite with Christ in His Passion and suffering. Through prayer, the young people have been able to work at forgiving their attackers and have authentic regard for their spiritual welfare.
Read more about their ordeal and the inspiring way they responded to it.
Ed Moseley is an 86-year-old who resides at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Acworth, Georgia. According to a recent report by ABC News, Moseley recently retired from a career in engineering, but he stays busy at his assisted living home with an unlikely hobby: knitting hats.
Moseley’s interest in knitting was sparked when the corporate office overseeing his community and seven others challenged all of the residents to collectively knit 200 hats for premature babies cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. The hospital’s NICU cares for about 2,000 premature babies each year.
Moseley told ABC News that he didn’t know how to knit before the community challenge:
I prevailed on my daughter to get a kit, and it comes with the right size loom and the right tools to help you knit one. I just followed the instructions. It was easy. Somehow I had never knitted, and I always associated knitting with a bunch of needles but this looked pretty doable for me. I went through two or three before I came out with a good finished product.
Having a child in the NICU can be incredibly stressful. Babies born prematurely or with complications often require extensive and invasive treatment, leaving parents to wonder if their child will grow up healthy, or sometimes, if he or she will come home at all.
The knitted hat, though small, can be a deeply touching gift for parents. Linda Kelly, clinical manager of the special care nursery, told ABC that the gift “makes it all seem less like a hospital.” Kelly said the gifts can help families to “see their baby as a baby and not as a patient.”
Moseley knitted 55 of the hats by himself and rallied staff and his fellow residents to bring the grand total to more than 300 baby hats. Moseley said he is now knitting larger hats for his own grandchildren.
Runner with Cerebral Palsy cheered by family and classmates [2:10]
Pakistan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world and no free public education. Because their parents cannot afford to send them to school, millions of Pakistani children have little hope of rising out of poverty. Master Ayub’s students are not among them.
Master Ayub’s Park School in Pakistan [3:28]
When these kids get to judgment, Jesus will ask, “When I had cancer, did you shave your head for me?” 🙂
Alisha is Pete’s daughter; Tyler is his grandson.