Breast Cancer Survivor Creates Medebra to Help Others
In order to help ease women’s pain after surgery, one breast cancer survivor created the Medebra. It’s a garment made with Velcro fasteners designed to be a more comfortable post-op dressing for patients undergoing a mastectomy, reconstruction, reduction and other procedures.
According to Pensacola ABC affiliate WEAR, Kim Haley designed the bra after she underwent breast surgery. She compared the original garment she wore after her operation to a straight jacket.
“At the time they were using zippers and the zipper actually cut my breast,” Haley told the source. “It was so degrading. If things aren’t bad enough, and you’re so uncomfortable.”
Medebra is made from from a thick cotton fabric and has Velcro shoulder straps. In addition to wearing the piece alone, it’s also designed to hold surgical dressings. It’s touted for increasing blood circulation in the surgical area and helping to speed up healing.
The bra comes in a range of sizes and colors, such as black, pink and white. There is a version for men and styles for chemotherapy, dialysis and radiation therapy. Additionally, there are also Medebras for exercising and doing cardio.