“I sat here for the first couple of days that I was sewing and I would cry, literally cry as I was sewing these because I knew this was for a good cause,” Lisse said.
She’s not doing it alone. Her next door neighbor and friends of 20 years, Sherry Lynn, also is helping.
“If she needs something, then I am there, and if I need something, she is definitely there,” Lynn said. “It brings you a lot of joy. It makes you feel like you are doing something special and just doing your part.”
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Together, the two have made 40 joey pouches of different sizes for kangaroos. They also plan to make blankets, beds, and anything else the injured animals might need.
“She stepped up and she’s been cutting, my husband has been cutting, my daughter – there’s a lot of hours that goes into it,” Lisse said.
The sewing machine isn’t slowing down anytime soon. But Lisse started running low on fabric, so she asked people on Facebook for donations. The donations have already started pouring in.
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“I’ve just been amazed at Huber Heights and just the outpour of generosity,” Lisse said.
Lisse said it has allowed her to continue to help, and make a difference, one stitch at a time.
“I can’t even begin to express the feelings of joy and knowing that I am doing something to help.”
To donate fabric to Lisse, email her at email@example.com.