Survivorwear with passion

Survivorwear are garments specifically engineered to meet the needs of cancer patients dealing with the long or short-term side effects of treatment. These garments were designed by a volunteer.

The volunteer came to the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert (CRCD) in May 2014, with the goal of alleviating the suffering that occurs when persons in our community are in cancer treatment.

What we have accomplished in the short time that we have worked on survivorwear is more than we, the staff, ever imagined.

 

 

The garments that were designed and engineered include hats and turbans; an ostomy undershirt designed to hold the ostomy appliance in places; cotton breast prosthesis filled with small round "pillows" so that women can fit it to their size; a post-mastectomy vest with pockets to hold drains after mastectomy; the a radiation vest that is lined with 100% brushed cotton for soothing and comfort; the mediport tee which provides access to mediport providing a sterility while in treatment; and the portable chemo pump vest which provides safe pocket for holding of pump.  

 
The chemo tee provides comfort
— Patient
The radiation vest provides coverage while soothing my burnt skin
— Patient