Volunteers to Create Signature Pillow Design for Breast Cancer PatientsThe Breast Cancer Site
Breast cancer surgery often leaves patients in lots of discomfort after the procedure. According to the Royal Oak Patch, a woman named Lorraine Stevens was familiar with this problem after her own daughter went through breast cancer treatment. Inspired by her daughter’s struggle, Stevens began making pillows to comfort patients with the same disease. She gifted a pillow to Sabrina Mayhew, wife of Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew. The heart-shaped pillow gave Mayhew so much relief she began making her own.
“The pillow truly improved my recovery and was invaluable as I healed from my breast cancer treatments,” Mayhew told the source. “I actually continue to use my pillow today. It helps me get a more restful sleep at night, and I even take it with me when I travel.”
Later Mayhew founded the Angel Pillow Project, which works toward providing comfort to breast cancer patients after surgery. Now the organization is teaming up with the Detroit Garment Group Guild to challenge volunteers to create a signature pillow for breast cancer survivors. The event will take place on Feb. 3 and sewers will gather to design the best comfort pillow. The winning pillow will be displayed in hospitals in the Detroit metro area.