Knitted Santa hats donated to Carle NICU babies

Marilyn Gudenrath spent the last month working on 50 knitted Santa hats to donate to the unit. (WICS)

Babies at Carle's NICU got an early holiday gift on Wednesday.

Marilyn Gudenrath spent the last month working on 50 knitted Santa hats to donate to the unit.

Gudenrath is from Normal and has a daughter who works at Carle who got her started knitting hats for the unit.

Wednesday, she got to meet the NICU babies in person and see them with their hats.

“This has been a godsend for me because I am wheelchair bound most of the time and I'm stuck in my room and I like to knit," Normal resident Marilyn Gudenrath said.

Gudenrath's daughter helps her get the hats from Normal to Urbana.

In total, she's donated more than 1,000 hats.






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