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12/03/2014 · ABC News Features; Lifestyle ..

… Most breast prostheses are made from soft silicone gel encased … In return BCR Global makes a donation to Breast Breast prostheses are breast forms intended to simulate breasts.

Breast Prosthesis Donation Breast prostheses, bras and clothes after surgery. … Most breast prostheses are made from soft silicone gel encased …

VetsFirst Q&A: What can I do with my old prosthetic …

Locks of Love is committed to providing the highest quality hair prostheses (hairpieces) to every child suffering from long term or permanent medical hair loss. The hair prostheses provided are custom-made from donated ponytails and would retail between $3,500 and $6,000. Locks of Love provides them free of charge. These prostheses are different from synthetic hairpieces because they form a vacuum seal, and do not require the use of tape or glue. Only the wearer of the prosthesis may remove it, by breaking the vacuum seal at the temples. Children can dismiss insecurities about classmates pulling off their hairpiece, or losing it during sports. They can also swim and shower with it in place. Wigs do not provide the security needed for everyday activities of children. This sense of security allows the children to get back their self-confidence and be kids again.

For many amputees a prosthesis restores full mobility and resumption of normal life activities

I live in Eastern Washington and when I was real sick I was directed to a place in Spokane called "Cancer Patient Care" where I found wigs, bras, chemo caps, hats, tops and a whole lot more. I only needed a shower chair and got one for no cost. It was all donations and free for those who needed. There are blankets, quilts, and clothing for those with cancer issues as well as items such as shower chairs, walkers, and wheelchairs. Now that my journey is over, I will be taking all my hats, wigs, bras, swimsuits and prosthesis back to the place that helped me. I have a lot to donate, I had no breasts for three years due to delayed reconstruction and over two years with expanders. I certainly hope you can find a place such as this in your area. Hope this helps.

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