Melissa Shampine and Shakeera Thomas


MELISSA SHAMPINE and SHAKEERA THOMAS 

Stony Brook Stitchers exemplify the last touch we give to our patients and their families.

Melissa Shampine, TH Staff Assistant, Cardiac Services, and Shakeera Thomas, Chapter Assistant, United University Professions, are co-directors of Stony Brook Stitchers, a volunteer group that sews, knits and crochets items for patients with physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

The Stitchers donate hats, lap blankets, christening outfits, prayer shawls, memory pouches and baby caps to patients at Stony Brook University Hospital and the Long Island State Veterans Home.