Sewing Heart Pillows for Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
HIWC Members sew heart pillows and knit and crochet knitted hats, scarves & socks for women with cancer diagnoses and being treated at the NCT (National Center for Tumor Diseases) Heidelberg.
Heart pillows are used by women who have had mastectomies. One of our members says…
“I got such a pillow myself, at NCT, 5 years ago! […] that pillow really helped me! After the surgery it was so helpful for the pains, but especially during the radiation!!! This is really a project that makes a change! And unfortunately, it is true that there are not enough! […] We want to make as many heart pillows as possible this fall to donate to the NCT.“ – Maria João Barros Weiss, HIWC Member