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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:09 PM

Here's a great feel-good story if you're in need of one.

Jonah Larson taught himself how to crochet at age 5 by watching YouTube videos. Now 11, he has been described as a "crocheting prodigy." He has his own crochet business, called Jonah's Hands, based out of his home in La Crosse, Wisc.
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Jonah regularly donates some of his goods and money to the Ethiopian orphanage from which he was adopted as an infant.
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"After a very hard, busy, chaotic day in this busy world with school, it's just nice to know that I can come home and crochet in my little corner of the house while sitting by the one I love most: my mom," Jonah tells NPR.
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His next goals: attending a crochet summer camp, attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and then becoming a surgeon.

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/05/691521551/wisconsin-boy-is-hooked-on-crocheting-and-giving-back?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20190211&utm_campaign=&utm_term=

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Reply Here's a great feel-good story if you're in need of one. (Original post)
Ohiogal Feb 11 OP
dlk Feb 11 #1
Ohiogal Feb 11 #2
EarnestPutz Feb 11 #3
niyad Feb 11 #4
liberalmuse Feb 11 #5
Grammy23 Feb 11 #6

Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:15 PM

1. What a Sweet Story - Thanks for Sharing!

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Response to dlk (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:17 PM

2. You're welcome!

There's no doubt in my mind this young boy will achieve his goals in life.....

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:20 PM

3. This is a nice story and it just gets better...

...when you read the last line. West Point and a surgeon.
Don't bet against him.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:40 PM

4. thank you for that great story. what an amazing young person!!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:45 PM

5. I can't believe how he can crochet while talking and not looking.

He has created some gorgeous items. What an inspiration!

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:00 PM

6. Go check out speed crocheters on YouTube.


There are some people who can crochet so fast you canít keep up. They are actually timed and have records. They have such good muscle memory and have done it for so long they seldom have to look at their work. My mom could crochet and talk and never miss a stitch.

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