Thank you Mary Lou!


I have seen your donations make a true difference in the lives of wounded warriors first hand at the Center for the Intrepid.  I wanted to recognize Mary Lou Ryan, one of your volunteers, in particular.  She has spent hours of her time making adaptive clothing for our patients, as well as educating patients and families about your services. I have seen her take the time to help an injured service member get onto the computer to order the items they may need.  Mary Lou has graciously spent the past 4 years ago volunteering specifically at the Center for the Intrepid, sewing specialized modifications for our wounded warriors.  Although she and her husband lived 2 hours away from San Antonio, they drove in EVERY MONTH for the past 4 years.  She would spend a day in the clinic sewing for service members that needed her services.  The staff and the patients all knew that the first Wednesday of the month, Mary Lou would be here to help with all of their sewing needs.  Not only has she sewn the typical adaptive clothing modifications, but she went above and beyond.  She would add modifications to jeans, loops onto socks, remove buttons from a favorite shirt, alter a special jacket, or make a towel that was easy to use for a service member without hands.  She made sample clothing alterations so we could have them in the occupational therapy clinic to practice dressing with.  She would be creative with the therapy staff in figuring out what velcro could stay on specific materials that would most benefit the patients. It is wonderful to have seen the impact Sew Much Comfort has made in the lives of so many of our nations heroes.  It is also wonderful to know how your services help the therapy staff at providing the best care possible for these wounded warriors!  Thank you Mary Lou & thank you to all of the Sew Much Comfort volunteers!!!