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Learn How You Can Help By Knitting These Special Breast Prosthesis
Barbara Demorest is the woman behind Knitted Knockers. A breast cancer survivor herself, she found that she was not able to wear a traditional breast prosthesis until several weeks after her surgery. Looking for solutions, she asked her surgeon who suggested that she knit one!
When she started researching where to find this hand-crafted, soft alternative to a traditional breast prosthetic, she discovered they were only known to a select few.
She hit several dead-ends trying to find out more about them, how to make them and how to use them. In the end, she took matters into her own hands.
Barbara made it her mission to create a website that combined all the best research and resources on the topic. That mission has grown to a vision of sharing the Knitted Knocker idea with volunteer knitters, breast cancer survivors, and the medical professionals who treat them.
Her dream is to spread the model of regional groups of kindhearted knitters sharing their time and talent to hand craft these beautiful works of art as free gifts of inspiration and compassion for breast cancer survivors everywhere.
Today, Knitted Knockers has become an international organisation, helping breast cancer survivors from all over the world. If you would like to get involved, you can find a list over international groups here: Knitted Knockers International Groups
You can also find downloadable patterns and how-to tutorials on the website: Knitted Knockers.
Watch this video that tells the inspiring story of Barbara Demorest, founder of Knitted Knockers.