After getting stitches on his arms, St. Johns University student Nathan Smith decided to try and help the school’s needle-slinging students.
Smith had heard about the schools needle-surgery program and had always wanted to be able to help.
The St. Kitts College student said he was happy to help, but he didn’t want to just help students.
So he made a few modifications to his stitches and put the needle in his arms.
“I thought it would be fun to give back to the community,” he said.
“So I got out my sewing machine and started doing some stitches.”
Smith said the needles were already working on the arm, but after getting stitches, he wanted to get some more stitches on the hand and hand area.
He also added a few other stitches to his fingers and made a small knot that he used to secure the needles.
“My little brother is going to be a good friend to me,” Smith said.
After the stitches were removed, Smith said he felt a little bit of pride.
“He had just come out of a needle-based surgery and he was doing really good,” Smith told CBC News.
He said he didn.
“It was a little humbling and I was like, ‘I know what I did.
I made it happen.'”
Smith was the first student to join the St. Lawrence needle-Slinging Club, which started in 2010.
In 2016, he was awarded the 2017 Student of the Year award for his efforts.
He told CBC’s The Current the needle-switching program is not just a hobby for him.
“What I love is the whole experience of being able to participate in a needle exchange, which is something that I haven’t done since I was a kid,” he told CBC.
“The needle-spinning program is something I do on a daily basis and I think it is a very meaningful experience.”
He said the needle swap program is one of the best ways to help people with health issues, like cancer and HIV.
“We have to be strong and we have to take care of each other.
If we’re not going to take the time to be together, then it’s going to hurt us all,” he added.
He has started his own needle-spinners club, called St. Louis Sticks.