Survivor Stories

Why is My Hope Chest Needed?

My Hope Chest receives referrals from the largest breast cancer organizations in America- Susan G. Komen, American Cancer society and Cancer Care to name a few.  Our unique mission fills a gap in treatment for survivors and our services pick up where all of the big pink ribbons leave off, providing the final step of breast cancer treatment– we restore a woman’s breasts.


Each year we hear many stories, all of them heartbreaking and why we continue to be dedicated to our mission of making women whole again, in body mind and spirit after breast cancer.

Here are a few excerpts from actual applicants… their needs vary, lives vastly different, but the one thing they all have in common is the inability to find closure from breast cancer because they lack money or insurance.

Stephanie (SC)

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and had surgery and had 1 month radiation. I went through a lot of depression due to going through cancer as well afterwards the appearance of abnormal breast. I let it destroy my marriage and then also had to deal with self esteem and divorce. i have been divorced for 2 yrs and have gained 20 lbs of course my breast size is increasing on the normal side and no growth on the breast that I had cancer in. I just want to feel normal again. I do not date or even try to because I am still ashamed to expose myself.

Rhonda (GA)

I am a single grandmother raising two minor grandchildren. I work full time and I receive no financial assistance from anywhere. I am scheduled for reconstructive surgery on March 26, 2018; but, I was just informed that I have to pay my $2,500 deductible before my surgery date. I need help with the $2,500.

Shelly (CA)

I had a double mastectomy … I am still recovering and just found out my Surgeon charges $800 to do Tattooing because Medical does not cover the procedure. I am currently not working and am asking for financial help, thank you very much

Teresa (NC)

In 2011 I had reconstruction I was covered by medicaid now I have cancer again in the left breast and will have 30 radiation treatments have had 1 lumpectomy and now have another lump to be removed feb.19 so 2nd surgery the copays are and will be piling up I am seeking asst. to cover these added expenses.

Hope (LA)

I was diagnosed with breast cancer this year it has been a very stressful journey. I’ve been truly blessed to have had the replacement surgery with my insurance, but it only covers so much and I’m responsible for the rest of the bill and it’s gets more stressful when you have medical bill and household bills.

It’s 2018 and our wait list continues to grow.  Please show your support and give generously to our crusade for survivors.  Be a part of the solution… no woman who desires, should live minus their breasts but be able to have closure from cancer with breast reconstruction surgery.

Donate now here.