Quilters make donation to hospital

REED CITY — Who doesn’t appreciate a special quilt, and when the need was made known for a special bit of quilting, several area ladies went right to work.

For many patients at Spectrum/Reed City, toting a Foley bag with them is not the most pleasant thing to have to do. But it’s better than many alternatives.

A Foley bag is a catheter bag used for urine collection. Many people depend on them to help them stay mobile, be it in the Support Rehab and Nursing Center there, or elsewhere.

Some are uncomfortable, still others a bit embarrassed. For some, their very lives depend on one.

The call went out and four ladies answered the plea. They made quilted bags to cover that medical necessity, and brightened the lives of those who must use them.

The kind heroines in this story in the photo are none other than (left to right) Elizabeth Trembath, Denise Archer, and Wanita Kampmueller. Ida DeHaas also answered that call.