Victoria Heyvaert, a senior at Guthrie High School, received approval for her Girl Scout Gold Award project back in September, but now she needs help in order to complete her project.
For Heyvaert’s project she is partnering with Breast Cancer Survivors of Oklahoma, a non-profit organization, to provide Crocheted Cleavage, a set of crocheted breast prostheses that are comfortable, light weight, and soft alternatives to typical breast prosthesis which are costly and uncomfortable. These are for women who have undergone mastectomies or lumpectomies and will be provided to them for free. They can be worn with any regular bra and are machine washable. They are overstuffed with Polyfil to allow for adjustment, and they can be customized by removing or adding some stuffing to each women’s liking.
Heyvaert has learned to crochet them herself and with the help of one of her leaders, Lisa Cook and few others, they have already donated just over forty pair. However, she is seeking assistance from other crocheters in order to meet her goal of having 100 pairs donated by the end of February and in order to continue to supply Breast Cancer Survivors of Oklahoma with pairs beyond February of 2021 and far into the future.
If you would be willing to help with Heyvaert’s project or would like to make a donation of materials or money to purchase materials, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her Facebook group at: www.facebook.com/groups/GSCrochetingforComfort. Video tutorials for how to crochet the cleavage can be found on YouTube at: Crocheting for Comfort Gold Award https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCciB11ikH8_yW2vfwHhZg4g.