November 17, 2016 06:08 PM
Two local women are trying to help breast cancer survivors, and they’re doing it with just a knitting needle and some yarn.
When Amie Gerard was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, there was so much to take in that her mind was racing.
Little did this mother of two know that once the surgery was done she would face yet another battle -- trying to look normal again.
However, the traditional prosthetics were not just heavy, they also irritated her scars and at $300 a pop were unusable.
Then, she discovered "Knitted Knockers." They look like hand warmers or booties and at a very fragile time in her life, they gave Gerard her self-confidence back.
The Knitted Knockers Support Foundation is a national organization that tries to give breast cancer survivors a little bit of their life back.
Michele Wever and her friend, Mary Lou Burke, recently started a local chapter to offer the free knit prosthetics to breast cancer survivors.
They’ve been dropped off at offices like New York Oncology Hematology.
For Gerard, it's a chance at a normal life.
Updated: November 17, 2016 06:08 PM
Created: November 17, 2016 04:35 PM
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