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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Every month, Fox 41 News surprises someone in our community with the month's "Hidden Hero" award.
The award spotlights individuals who have overcome obstacles and are making a difference for other people. This month's Hidden Hero is Mary Pearcy.
Mary Pearcy spends hours every week creating crafts for local children -- crafts we like to call, "handmade dolls with healing powers."
"We make everything from scratch," Pearcy says. "We stuff them. We use the polyfill stuffing."
With every stitch and every stuffing, another child in Kentucky will find comfort.
"We're making dolls for neglected and abused and seriously ill children," she says.
Mary Pearcy leads this group of Highview Baptist Church women. It's the doll ministry at the Valley Station Campus. The women stitch dolls from scratch -- dolls of different ethnicity for children at hospitals and shelters across the Commonwealth. The group even sent dolls to Haiti after the earthquake.
"Last year we made 854 dolls," Pearcy says. "This year, so far, we've made about 350 dolls -- maybe today should put us right at 400 dolls. Our goal is 4,000 dolls."
That drive and determination grabbed the attention of many, including fellow doll maker Susan Busk. She nominated Ms. Pearcy to be April's Hidden Hero.
"You know, we all appreciate what she does and the fact that she's such a great leader," Busk says. "She deserves to be recognized for the hard work that she puts in."
"I feel like this is what God wants me to do," Pearcy says. "There's so many kids out there that are hurting and that are in need and they need to know that Jesus loves them. They need to know that we love them and that we care for them that's why we do this."