Thank you to everyone for donating.
Heartfelt thanks go out to:
Mary Anne Gaynor
The first of the prosthetics are ready to go!!
Donation Knitting Day Inspiration
My mother, a breast cancer survivor, recently passed away. As I was going through her things, I found her prosthetics. She had both fabric and silicone prosthetics and I was struck by the sheer weight of them. Some of them still had the receipts with them and I was further appalled at how much they cost. The fabric prosthetics were $190 and the silicone were almost $400!
My sister suggested that we donate them so I called the Y-ME organization in Chicago. They were thrilled to receive them and even wanted Mom’s prosthetic bras. I packed them up and off they went to the Sharon Rose Wig & Prosthesis Salon at Y-ME.
Several days later, Julie came into the shop for yarn for a sweater. As we chatted, she mentioned that she had found a pattern for a knitted prosthetic on the internet and would I help with the pattern. A breast cancer survivor herself, she was hoping that a knitted prosthetic in a yummy yarn might be more comfortable and certainly less heavy than the manufactured ones.
I couldn’t get Julie off my mind. I found the pattern on the internet and contacted both Y-ME and the Pattern Designer. “Would you be interested in receiving knitted prosthetics?” I asked. “May I use your pattern for a donation knitting day?” The answer was a resounding yes from both and my donation knitting day was born!