Truman Mom Keeps Wounded Warriors in Stitches

Story Number: NNS101030-02Release Date: 10/30/2010 9:00:00 AM
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By Deborah R. Kallgren, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Two members of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Family Readiness Group arrived aboard Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va., Oct. 27 bearing gifts of denim.

Angela Pearce and Andrea Trelles visited the medical center on behalf of Jean Hoyt, the mother of a Sailor serving on board the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier.

Hoyt stitched eight quilts from blue jeans to give to Wounded Warriors and residents of the Patriots' Inn who are receiving care at the medical center.

Hoyt had to return to Texas before delivering the patchwork quilts to their intended recipients and asked Pearce and Trelles to present the quilts. The Sailors and Marines who received the quilts were thrilled.

"The pleasure was entirely mine. All the men and woman serving give so much. A little sewing time is a drop in the bucket in comparison," said Hoyt, a registered nurse.

The jeans were donated by the information technology staff of Health Corporation of America, North Texas Division in Dallas, where Hoyt works.

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