Ripple EffectsAugust 20, 2014
I recently got a call for a pair of MoonLight Pillows from a woman in upstate New York. This woman said “OH My God, thank you for creating these breast cancer pillows and packaging them so pretty!” She was thrilled that there was something out there that provided the comfort needed after breast cancer surgery. This customer was also thrilled that the pillow would be delivered gift wrapped in a pretty organza bag.
She told me that the school secretary was having a bi-lateral mastectomy and that she wanted to have a goodbye party for her breasts. The whole staff was participating in having this special goodbye party. They were all going to dress in pink and have a big goodbye party for the secretary’s breasts! They wanted to make sure that she had a pair of MoonLight Pillows for her comfort.
Women go through breast loss often without the obvious being spoken of. Some do it privately, sharing these tender moments with their partner or close family and maybe a friend, but some women want to share with anybody who will listen.
I admired this school staff and her willingness to acknowledge this loss, celebrate her breasts and say goodbye.
What a wonderful and poignant way to bring in a little light to such a challenging time. Kudos to that staff in upstate New York. And good luck to this woman on her breast cancer journey.
If you know someone going through breast cancer, a MoonLight Pillow is the perfect gift. These soft, soothing pillows can be ordered at www.MoonLightPillows.com
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Nancy Lindgren, saying goodbye to your breasts
When you know someone going through breast cancer, a MoonLight Pillow is often a welcome gift for comfort and is a win-win for both the giver and receiver. I received this thank-you note from a grateful customer recently:
“Nancy, I just wanted to let you know that my client was just overcome with emotion when I gave her the MoonLight Pillow. She thought it was just perfect (especially the color blue) and thrilled that it was made at the Shakopee Prison. Thank you so much for taking the time to design it and help me find just the right color. It was very cool to pass along a useful gift during such an emotional time.”
I found out later that the recipient of this MoonLight Pillow was a Minnesota judge. The story of prisoners having made the pillow she so treasured touched her heart with gratitude. She has likely sentenced some of these women to the Shakopee Correctional Facility and she was touched to know that they are giving back in such a unique way.
When I started MoonLight Pillows I had no idea the ripple effects that this company would have on so many people. I started MoonLight Pillows for my best friend Valerie while she was recovering from breast cancer. The weight of her breast was pulling on her incision from her lumpectomy, she had tubes coming out of her incisions on her breast and the lymph node surgery under her arm too. There’s a lot to manage just to simply become comfortable when you’re just out of surgery. The MoonLight Pillow helped cradle her breast and help with the under arm area as well as the lymphedema that followed. There was also radiation burns and the pillows helped with that too. Valerie encouraged me to make the MoonLight Pillows and get them to the women who need them. The rest is history.
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