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I Sew To Make Kids Smile

Eleven-year-old Giuliana Demma is bringing joy to young patients’ lives. 

Some designers and tailors make gowns for celebrities. I make gowns too. But my gowns are for pediatric cancer patients.

In the summer of 2020, I signed up for a fashion camp in New Jersey, where I live. I learned the basics, like how to use a sewing machine and how to cut fabric patterns. 

Sewing scrunchies and skirts made me happy. But I also wanted to do something to make others happy.

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Giuliana donated gowns to a local hospital in January.

Making Kids Smile

My little cousin inspired me to do just that. When she was just 10 months old, she was diagnosed with cancer. She spent 9 months in the hospital. To cheer her up, my family ordered cute handmade hospital gowns. It was nice to see her finally smile again. 

I noticed that the other young patients in the hospital wore the same plain hospital gowns. Kids should wear clothes that make them happy, even if they are in the hospital.

That’s when I got the idea to start my business, G’s Giving Gowns. Last summer, I began making fun, colorful hospital gowns for kids. With the help of my friends, I’ve donated nearly 200 hospital gowns to kids all over North America. 

I’m glad I’m able to help kids through a difficult time. I want my gowns to be a reminder that they are strong, brave, and loved. And I hope other kids see that they’re never too young to make a difference.