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

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 11623

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 7168

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5713

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4820

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 22, 2015 3962

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 11623

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8776

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 23, 2015 7168

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 3701

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1510

Carhartt Madisonville Honored with Governor's…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1281

Family Business Start up Becomes Successful…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1227

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - April 23,…

by SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1037

Man Sentenced for Robbing Family While at Son's…

by Attorney General Conway
April 23, 2015 970

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 823

SurfKY Spotlight: Sunshine Garden Center

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 735

Regional Eighth Grade Math Contest Held

by Joyce Riggs
April 23, 2015 640

Accident Snarls I24 Traffic in Christian County

by Keith Todd