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A mom helps sick kids, one pillowcase at a time

Cindy Kerr's sewing project launched her commitment to help more than a million kids cope with cancer.
/ Source: TODAY

The hospital can be a very scary place for a sick kid. When Cindy Kerr’s son Ryan was hospitalized for cancer treatments, she wanted to bring a touch of home to his room and a smile to his face. To counter the cold, clinical look of his hospital bed, she created a special pillow case covered in images of hamburgers – Ryan’s favorite food. That simple sewing project launched her mission to help thousands of kids cope with cancer. For her work, Cindy was honored as a Woman of Worth by L’Oreal Paris.

For more information on Cindy’s organization, Case for Smiles, please visit