91 Year Old with Cancer Finds Inspiration to Live On


91-year-old Morrie Boogaart weaves hats for the homeless while in hospice care.

Morrie Boogaart is 91. He has cancer. He’s in hospice care.

His life is clearly a sunset in the making, but Morrie doesn’t spend his time thinking about dying. He wants to spread hope and light as long as he is living.

Morrie has decided before God calls him home, he wants to make a difference—to the homeless.


“There are a lot of homeless people,” Morrie said, his fingers nimbly moving burgundy and white yarn around the loops of a hoop, creating his latest hat. “Mel Trotter Missions, Salvation Army, I make these for anyone that needs hats.”



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Cheryl Welch

Thank you for sharing this Spectrum Health Beat story with the world. We love Morrie! Cheers, Cheryl Welch, editor of Health Beat