Bfflco has created parcels called Bffl Bags containing useful items that friends and relatives can send to their loved ones in hospital.
Breast cancer can be a tough enough disease to cope with without the smaller things that can make life difficult for sufferers. Clothes designer Jillies has already introduced a blouse designed to offer privacy and comfort to women with cancer, and now Bfflco has created parcels called Bffl Bags containing useful items that friends and relatives can send to their loved ones in hospital. Founded by Dr. Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, a former radiation oncologist who had experience of breast cancer after her mother was diagnosed with it, the Bffl Bags – pronounced ‘biffle’ and standing for ‘best friends for life’ – aim to contain some necessities, conveniences and comforts to make patients as at ease as possible. The main product – the Breast Bffl Bag – includes a support pillow, skin cosmetics, a water bottle, comfortable skid-resistant socks, a care kit for mastectomy drains, toiletries, a folder to keep cards in, a notepad and pen and some snack bars. The bag itself is a colourful holdall with metal feet on the bottom to keep it off the floor. The company has a variety of other packages catering for more specific treatments, from double mastectomies and lumpectomies to those designed for chemotherapy and transplant patients. Bfflco has also recently developed kits for traumatic brain injury sufferers and new parents undergoing caesarean-section. The video below gives more information about the bags: The Breast Bffl Bag costs USD 100, 15 percent of which is donated to either Friends Fighting Breast Cancer or Sole Ryeders depending on the customer’s choice. Are there any other small ways to make a big difference for people facing major hospital stays? Spotted by: Murray Orange