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Twelve years later Ryan's Case for Smiles is going strong in Pictou County

Edie Kennedy working on the sewing line as 54 more volunteers sew, stitch and cut yards upon yards of fabric for Ryan's Case for Smiles. This year the volunteer organization aimed to make over 700 pillows for children coping with life changing illness and injuries.
Edie Kennedy working on the sewing line as 54 more volunteers sew, stitch and cut yards upon yards of fabric for Ryan's Case for Smiles. This year the volunteer organization aimed to make over 700 pillows for children coping with life changing illness and injuries. - Brendan Ahern
PICTOU, N.S. —

Feel better to heal better.

That was the message coming out of Pictou United Church basement on June 7 as 55 volunteers assembled to cut, sew and stich over 700 pillow cases.

Each of colorful pillow case will be sent to Nova Scotian children who are coping with life-changing illiness and injuries.

Each pillow case is laundered in unscented detergent and made with 100 per cent cotton before being packaged in ziplocked bags and delivered, for the first time ever, to all six hospitals in the province that have pediatric beds.

Ryan's Case for Smiles took place in the Pictou United Church on June 7 between 9 and 3:30.

Ryan's Case for Smiles took place in the Pictou United Church on June 7 between 9 and 3:30.

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