Plastic Surgery Foundation Awards Grant

 

My Hope Chest Receives $15,000 for Surgery Support

 

 

The Charitable Care Grant from the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF), awards up to $15,000 to US-based tax-exempt public 501(c)(3) charities that have demonstrated a track record of providing effective breast reconstruction surgery charity care.

My Hope Chest is truly grateful to receive this honor and the $15,000 contribution to help our breast reconstruction program.  We estimate a full reconstruction at $13,500, at a Medicaid rate, for the 3 surgeries that encompass a reconstructed breast. As the ONLY National charity focused on providing FREE breast reconstruction surgery for those who qualify, we are thrilled to have a funding source directly related to our mission!

Please share this good news and visit https://www.thepsf.org/ to learn more of their role in funding research related to breast reconstruction.

 

 

 

 

Partnership with Alaska Air Flies Surgery Recipient to Washington

My Hope Chest’s Alliances Help Change Lives in America

Making Women Whole Again

Carleen Hobbs AK

Diagnosed at 30, a young breast cancer survivor and mother of 5 and living in remote Nome, AK, Carleen had no resources to restore her breasts, after the devastating decision to remove them to save her life.  The good news… she found Hope when she found My Hope Chest. 

Thanks to our wonderful partnership with Alaska Air’s Angel Flight which donates air travel for medical needs like Carleen’s, on May 18th, she was whisked to our surgeon partner Dr. Jan Zempleni in Seattle, Washington!  Now onto her 2nd surgery with My Hope Chest, and 3rd step of breast reconstruction overall, she is one step closer to feeling complete.

Americans have the biggest hearts in the world… We are thrilled for Carleen and blessed to be a part of her journey and closure from cancer very soon.

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Help us Help Carleen by Donating and Sharing her GoFundMe Page here