Heart Pillows


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For the Ladies who make the Heart Pillows

Pictures by Marit Bell and Helen Van Driel                                                                     


Every fourth Monday of each month with the exception of July, August and December, a group of energetic retired ladies (members of the Fieldway Retirees' Club) devote themselves to the making of Heart Pillows.  The reason for this? to provide comfort for persons who have had heart surgery and experience pain from post-operative coughing. The relief comes from the patient holding the pillow closely against the area where the surgery was done.

The finished pillows are taken to the Trillium Hospital.  The Hospital then distributes the Pillows to Heart patients.

 A very worthwhile endeavour, don’t you think?

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The following label accompanies each pillow

Best Wishes for a speedy recovery, From the bottom of our Heart!
When you’re going to cough or sneeze,
Just hold this on your chest and squeeze!
This should provide relief from the pain
And keep you from needing stitches again.

These pillows are made and taken around
To Heart surgery patients at hospitals in town
 By The
FIELDWAY Retirees’ Club of the TELCO Community Volunteers.

We hope this Heart pillow will help you,
 at the hospital and after, for years.

An approximate amount of pillows made since the ladies started to keep count:

Year Amount Year Amount Year Amount Year Amount
2008 620 2015 885        
2009 610 2016 1045        
2010 600 2017 1263        
2011 650 2018 00        
2012 700            
2013 700            
2014 780            

Total YTD = 7853


Executives from Fieldway Retirees' Club, presenting a cheque from
Bell Canada
to Representatives of the Trillium Hospital


Pictures of the ladies and Don making and delivering the Heart Pillows





The ladies getting ready to enjoy a well deserved lunch


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