Veteran Ray Porelle of Wells is truly a ray of sunshine. After being in cardiac rehab at York Hospital last summer, where he admired the exercise monitor holders being used by patients, he and his 9-year-old granddaughter, Katherine Porelle of Wolfeboro, began a special project to make their own. Ray created a pattern, and Katherine did all the sewing to make additional pouch-style holders to donate to York Hospital.

They delivered the fruits of their labor to caregivers at Cardiovascular Care of York Hospital last week. Thank you, Ray and Katherine, for this thoughtful donation and for putting your creative talents to use on behalf of our patients! Additional thanks to Katherine for becoming the newest official sewing volunteer at York Hospital! Find out about Cardiovascular Care services at York Hospital here. If you are interested in becoming a YH volunteer, visit the volunteer services page.

Images, clockwise from top left: Katherine Porelle (age 9) and her grandfather, Ray, a former patient, holding some of the exercise monitor holders they made and donated for cardiac rehab patients at York Hospital.  Top right: Katherine, front, and from left, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus member Mitch Picard, Ray, also a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, YH caregivers Steve Penna, Cardiac Rehab, Susan Nickell, LWC, Anne Marie Prewitt, Cardiac Rehab, and Kate Ford, Volunteer Coordinator.  Bottom right: A close-up view of the monitor holders created by Katherine and Ray.