Posted on: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Barbara Pryor, of Dunwoody, recently presented Northside Hospital’s Cancer Institute with approximately 40 pillows to be given to patients in the hospital’s Infusion Center.
As a regional leader in cancer care, Northside treats more than 3,500 patients with cancer each year. Many of these patients require chemotherapy as part of their care. Pillows help to ease some of the side effects that patients often experience during treatment, providing comfort as they sit for long hours. The pillows also act as a cushion or support for surgical oncology patients, helping take pressure off sensitive areas. Pryor was inspired to make pillows after seeing a presentation made recently to the Dunwoody Woman’s Club.
“I was put in touch with [Northside’s Susan Casella, coordinator of breast health education and support services] who said Northside had plenty of little square pillows for the women, but no neck rolls for the men,” said Pryor, who decided to start a new sewing project to help meet that need.
“Northside is grateful for the support of individuals in the community, like Barbara,” said Casella. “Her thoughtfulness is remarkable and our patients are very appreciative.”
Anyone interested in volunteering to help make more pillows should call Barbara Pryor at 404-372-4563.
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