“You gave me my life back you gave me my confidence. I will do anything to help you and my hope chest. I had nobody there to help me and look how far I’ve come. I owe you everything and I want to help others too.”
~Delores, Age 46
“I am very grateful to My Hope Chest and Dr. Zamboni for all of the help they have given me. I found out about MHC through an article in the Henderson Newspaper and found out that there were people to help uninsured women to regain their self-esteem. After the surgeries I felt “whole” again and am very grateful to everyone.”
~Susan, Age 42– MHC First patient
“I got involved with this organization because as a reconstructive surgeon, I know the importance of breast reconstruction as a critical final step in the physical and emotional healing of a breast cancer survivor… The dedication of Alisa, My Hope Chest and the board of directors is inspiring to all who know them.”
~Dr. William Zamboni, MD, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine ~ Founding Surgeon for MHC.
Patients on our Wait List
Karen – AGE 50
Single Mastectomy, living 1 1/2 Years without her breast
Single mom of 3
“I am 50 years old. I am divorced. It has been 14 months since my right mastectomy. I have three kids. Thank you for all you do.”
Katrina- AGE 27
“I am 27 years of age now and have a very optimistic view of the future, I feel almost complete but without reconstruction something is missing. Unfortunately, I have exhausted all options for treatment. So now my final chance for reconstruction lies with My Hope Chest.”
Laurie Gilsdorf- Laurie has spent nearly 8 years missing both of her breasts. She has worked 2 jobs and still not found the means to receive her surgeries. Laurie started her reconstruction with My Hope Chest in December of 2012 and we are happy to report, Laurie is on the road to healing with Dr. Gayoso in Florida.
There are hundreds more Survivors like these living without a breast (or two!), and they are added to our wait list every single day. Can you imagine?