Cecilia knits to ease cancer patients’ lives

Cecilia Tommy is giving back to cancer patients.

Following her vision to give back those who are in need, 64-year-old Cecilia Tommy has joined forces with CANSA, by volunteering her services to make ‘Knitted Knockers’, which are breast prosthetics for women who have had a mastectomy.

The products are made from natural materials and are light weight, comfortable, do not require a special bra and are given, free of charge, to breast cancer survivors.

The Bluff pensioner said, “As a volunteer for CANSA, I learnt about the ‘Knitted Knockers’ product and decided to use my knitting skills so that I could help the women who had been affected by cancer and could not afford the expensive prosthetics.”

“I am a retired nurse and counselled women after they had their mastectomies so I know what they felt like and were going through.  I know that it really boosts their morale having a Knitted Knocker. It is a great feeling to assist the organisation and help women who are battling cancer,” she added.

Tommy also teaches arts and crafts at the CANSA office in Umbilo and hopes to teach more women the skill of knitting breast prosthetics. If you would like to volunteer your services, visit the CANSA Durban Care Centre or call them at 031-834-0600.

Nadia Khan

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