A Freehold middle-schooler donates her handmade hospital gowns to children around the country fighting cancer.
When she is not in school, Giuliana Demma usually is hunched over her white Juki sewing machine, intently focused on her latest creation.
Sewing for the 11-year-old is not just a newfound passion. It’s core to a mission: making uplifting hospital gowns for children fighting cancer.
In less than a year since she started her project, Giuliana has made and donated more than 150 hospital gowns for sick children not only in New Jersey but from New York to California and from Canada to Mississippi. The Freehold girl’s gowns feature soft pastels or vibrant colors and come in a variety of designs — Super Mario, butterflies, hearts, flowers, Mickey Mouse, The Cat in the Hat, and Toy Story and Pokémon characters…