Eunice Sprung

2:23 PM, Jul 28, 2004   |    comments
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"One of the things that makes me happiest is that the Lord can use me to make life brighter for others."

Eunice Sprung may live in Corona, South Dakota, but her volunteer work affects thousands of families in the Twin Cities. Eunice's life took an unexpected turn about eight years ago when cancer claimed the sight in one of her eyes. She asked God to spare her other eye. In return she promised to find a way to serve others.

God listened. Eunice kept her promise by creating the organization 'Sew Special'. Using her seamstress skills, she started sewing tiny clothing for babies who were born premature or severely underweight. The clothes, including baptismal gowns and burial garments if necessary, are given to families at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Children's Health Care in Minneapolis, and Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

To date, Eunice and her army of more than 40 sewers have donated well over 32,300 items for newborns. Each comes with a scripture card --- another promise Eunice keeps with God.

*Eunice has designated $1100 to Sew Special

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