Valeda’s Hope Gives Away Our First Recliner to Cancer Survivor
Why Recliners? After having a double mastectomy and other surgeries related to the aftermath of having breast cancer twice, recliners seemed to be the MOST comfortable while trying to heal properly and sleep comfortably.
I wanted to give recliners away as my way of giving back. Recliners are a true blessing while recovering from a double masectomy. I slept in a recliner for 2 plus years, off and on after having a total of 7 surgeries. My recliner became my best friend. Valeda’s Hope gave our first recliner to a 38 year old woman on Saturday December 28,2013. She is a single mother of two and she had a double masectomy and she has several surgeries ahead of her. In relation to breast cancer, I met Shae through Kim Selig from The Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program/Washington University School of Medicine. In order to receive a recliner from Valeda’s Hope you must be diagnosed with breast cancer, receiving a double masectomy. Valeda’s Hope will help shape and change world by giving recliners to women facing a double masectomy after the diagnosis of breast cancer. winning & won #7