Although his friends know him as an awesome baseball player, Garrett Lowry is becoming an Internet sensation for a very different reason. Well, his friends probably know by now, considering all the headlines he’s been getting both locally and nationally.
The kids on his school baseball team, the Renegades, call him “Bam Bam” for his hitting record. But the kids at Children’s Hospital Colorado know him for his incredible handmade donations. With the help of his mother and grandmother, the 10-year-old (yes, he’s only 10!) knitted 50 hats to give to children going through chemotherapy.
His mom, Sheryl Lowry, told The Huffington Post that it started out as a class project, where the kids had to find a way to give back. Garrett’s grandmother had taught him to knit as a calming activity, and when he decided to help kids with cancer, he put the two together.
Initially he wanted to knit 15 hats, but “why not just mega size it?” he told KGNS.
“It’s really about giving back to them and giving them something to make them feel better,” Sheryl told HuffPost. “He just felt like it was something he could give kids who are going through chemotherapy to let them know someone cares about them.”
As young as he is, this isn’t the first time Garrett has helped others. Sheryl told HuffPost that he’s worked with many Ronald McDonald House activities and collected gifts to donate to sick kids on his 7th birthday.
“I want children to feel better about themselves,” Garrett told KGNS. “And feel that they are appreciated, and that they’re loved.”
Garret, who’s turned 11 since completing this knitting endeavor, has an incredible generosity of spirit for such a young age. We’d all be wise to keep up with this kid and see the awesome things he’s bound to do in the future.
h/t: The Huffington Post