76 Heart Pillows ready for delivery

76 Heart Pillows ready for delivery

Happy faces as I delivered 76 heart pillows to the Cancer Support Community/Benjamin Center while they were celebrating a Valentine’s Day lunch.  Eight friends and I gathered earlier in the week for a workshop to cut, stitch, sew and stuff heart pillows that aids breast cancer patients.  The pressure of the pillow when placed under an arm helps in recovery….plus it provides a “self hug”….and who doesn’t enjoy a hug when you are healing?

Valentine's Party Cancer Support Community

Valentine’s Party Cancer Support Community/Benjamin Center

The nine of us call ourselves Las Fortunas.  We like to find projects where we can work together to help others in need.  In the past two years we have focused our efforts on making the heart pillows.  We have donated almost 400 pillows.

Pillows for everyone!

Pillows for everyone!

The Cancer Support Community/Benjamin Center in West Los Angeles is a remarkable place offering free services to all cancer patients (all kinds) and their families.  We are very pleased to support them.

Hearts for everyone!

Hearts for everyone!

4 Responses to “Heart Pillows: helping with a Breast Cancer Patient’s Recovery”

  1. Cheryl Crow

    So nice to see the pillows with some of the recipients. Also nice to see what a variety we have. Something for everybody. Cheryl

    Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 21:43:29 +0000 To: crowcheryl@hotmail.com

  2. marginmirror

    What a lovely thought. I don’t know if this still goes on, but when my DH had his open heart surgery in October 2000, he was given a heart pillow — partly to assist in his breathing exercises after surgery. I still have it, and am comforted by the love behind it whenever I see it. Happy Valentine’s Day!


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