On the morning of December 30, 2010 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer. By that afternoon, I was sitting in my Surgeon’s office, hearing the four words that no woman ever wants to hear, “You have Breast Cancer”.
I had two surgeries, and then had to undergo radiation therapy. The Cancer Center in Napa, CA that I went to was great; private parking spaces, fresh baked cookies, lending library, wide screen television, and a staff that was just wonderful. Every day I would walk in and my mood would rise as I was warmly greeted by the smiling staff and the smell of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. But then I would walk into the changing area, and reach into the cupboard to put on my gown.
Here is where the idea for Radiant Wrap was born. Putting on that hospital gown was the one part of the entire process that made me feel sick, because at that moment, I looked sick. My personality was taken away, I was uncomfortable, cold and embarrassed. For weeks I wore those gowns, and kept thinking that there had to be a better alternative.
So one weekend I took a few gowns home, cut them up and designed the Radiant Wrap. The wrap meets all of the requirements for treatment, but at the same time made me look and feel beautiful . It is flattering, stylish, and uniquely designed. And by wearing my new design, it helped me to psychologically heal and make me feel well again.
Before I knew it, everyone was asking me about it, and that’s when I thought that this could be my opportunity to share, to give a bit of hope and radiance to all of the women in the world who have to go through this experience.
I’ll always believe that out of something bad something good is born and that every dark cloud has a silver lining. I hope every woman undergoing Radiation can one day wear a Radiant Wrap and that it makes their treatment time a bit brighter.
Here's my website: www.theradiantwrap.com