I am doing this in honor of an amazingly strong woman who fights everyday to live, she is sharing her story and struggle with the world. Please go to her pages on various social media and follow her.
A while ago I sent her a port pillow and I know a lot of folks have port a caths to get life saving medications. It made me think of others who have to buy them and I do not like anyone having to buy items to ease some of the pains.
Caleigh is amazing and I draw strength from her. So this port pillow giving is done for her. Each one sent out will have her social media sites so everyone will know about CF. So y’all share this all over the place.
Find her on Instagram – http://instagram.com/fight2breathe
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/fight2breathe/
Website – http://www.fight2breathe.org/
Caleigh, this is for you. Keep fighting & I will keep praying.
What is a Port-a-cath?
A device used to draw blood and give treatments, including intravenous fluids, drugs, or blood transfusions. The port is placed under the skin, usually in the chest. It is attached to a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) that is guided (threaded) into a large vein above the right side of the heart called the superior vena cava. A port may stay in place for many weeks or months. A needle is inserted through the skin into the port to draw blood or give fluids. Also called port-a-cath. Also called a port.
Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
I make port pillows in three different sizes: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. These snap onto the seatbelt to help ease the pressure on the port when wearing your shoulder seatbelt. If you have a port or know someone that does who would need one, please complete the information below. Initially I was making them for the patients at Walter Reed Medical Center, but realized there is a need to others. I am a huge supporter of Walter Reed Medical Center because they take care of our military, Veterans and their families.
**NOTE: There could be a charge for shipping if you need the port pillow immediately, they currently take 4-6 weeks to ship.**
I offer three sizes, be sure to specify which size you would like.
Small – 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
Medium – 5 x 8 inches
Large – 5 x 11 inches
X Large – 5 x 14 inches
Currently I make them to go to Walter Reed Medical Center but really would love to bless anyone who has a need.
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