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Hug Wraps - A more comfortable and cozy alternative to hospital robe

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2015-12-17 18:06

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Brenda Jones started Hug Wraps when she began radiation treatment for breast cancer in January 2009. And the stiff, over-sized gowns being offered to patients was what motivated her.

"I opened that door and literally when I saw those stacks of those hospital gowns, that's when I lost it," she says. "I just stood there crying. In my head I'm screaming, 'I'm not wearing those things!'

At the same time, an idea popped into her head of what she would like to wear.

When she returned for treatment in her robe, other patients began asking her if she could make them one.

Making the Hug Wraps helped Jones get through her treatment. “The art of sewing was therapy for me to bring my anger down and a way I could help the other patients,” said Jones.
Over the last year and a half, Jones has created Hug Wraps for hundreds of patients.

That one moment led to her creating Hug Wraps, a nonprofit that has made more than 1,000 kimono-style gowns in a variety of patterns, colors and designs to women with all sorts of illnesses. A friend helped her learn how to sew.

The old gowns "take away patients' dignity, respect, comfort, it strips them of everything," says Jones, of Southampton, New Jersey. "But when you put on a Hug Wrap, you put on a smile."

More info: http://www.hugwraps.com/

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2guqL07

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Brenda Jones, from USA, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She invented an alternative to the traditional hospital robe – Hug Wraps.

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