Bayhealth recently received a donation from a familiar community member during February’s Heart Month.

In 2016, Sherry Moore donated red hats in honor of her grandson, Logan, who was born with a heart defect. This year, Moore donated in honor of Reese Miller, born in early February with a congenital heart defect.

“When I learned Reese was on her way, and she was going to need heart surgery after she was born, I knew we were doing it for her this year,” said Moore.

Moore is friends with Reese’s mom, Jessie Miller. Reese was born with complete atrioventricular canal defect. She has three chambers and one valve in her heart. In a month or two she will need surgery to make repairs.

In her honor, Moore and her fellow knitters donated more than 200 hats to Bayhealth. They also are donating hundreds more to other area hospitals. The hats will go to babies born in February as part of the Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative through the American Heart Association. The campaign raises awareness for heart defects and promotes heart health among families.

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