curves1 500

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/4/13) – In 2006, a nurse named Nancy Ruth Friis-Jensen from Denmark attended a worldwide Congress of Operating Room Nurses in Washington D.C. and in connection to this, a surgeon from the Frederiksberg Hospital in Denmark asked her to investigate new products and services that were available to mastectomy patients for his wife’s breast surgery clinic.

The Heart Pillow Project was discovered in the United States at the Erlanger Breast Resource Center and brought back to Denmark by Nancy Friss-Jensen.This project was started to help ease the pain of the breast cancer patients. The pillow was specifically made to be placed under the arm to relieve the pain from the surgical incision and the tension and the swelling caused by surgical procedure.

“We made a 100 heart pillows and we are donating these pillows in hopes they can ease some of the pain for the women who have this procedure done,” said Melinda Howell-Oglesby, owner of Curves.

The pillows that were made by members of Curves, were delivered to the Mahr Cancer Center in hopes that they will bring comfort to those who are recovery from their surgery.

curves2 500

Amber Averitt
SurfKY News
Photos provided by Amber Averitt

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 17,518.39
-171.47 (-0.97%)    
2 S&P 2,090.93
-12.91 (-0.61%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,097.02
-31.26 (-0.61%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

July 30, 2015 3772

Webster Man Leads Police on Chase through Parts…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 3716

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2822

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 2503

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 2434

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 17, 2015 16641

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 15615

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 02, 2015 1560

Poole Wins Hopkins County Fair Talent Show

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 1149

Community Helps ‘Cram the Hummer’ for School…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 1102

Tiniest Division of Hopkins County Fair Pageants…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 920

Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 826

Spinal Cord Injury Patient's Foundation Sponsors…

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 767

Man Accused of Using Craig's List to Encourage…

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 558

Legislator's Log - Week of Aug. 2, 2015

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 539

'The Free' Gets Greenville Crowd Groovin'

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 456

Dave Says - Aug. 2, 2015

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 446

MCCH Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

by SurfKY News