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ComfPort - Fashionable and comfortable clothing designed for cancer patients

Shared by Patricia Pereira on 2015-06-02 21:09

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Going from a healthy division I football player to a patient in a children’s hospital, where he lost over 40 pounds, Conner struggled with losing his identity. In order to access his port - the disc-shaped object implanted in his chest to aid in chemotherapy - He had to take his shirt off. For Connor, it was another small comfort (and part of his dignity) that cancer had taken from him.

It was way back then that student formed an idea that is now becoming a reality: T-shirts that cancer patients can wear to make the chemotherapy process a more comfortable one.

Now in remission, Connor has turned that life-altering experience into a positive one by creating clothes for patients undergoing chemotherapy.

The clothing line is called ComfPort and it combines style and comfort with functionality. The design of the shirts includes an opening where the patient's port is accessed. When looking at the shirt from an outsider's perspective, one would have no idea that it's multi-functional. But a few buttons above a patch on the right side can unbutton to provide access to the port.

More info: https://www.comfport.com/

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Connor Cosgrove, from USA, born in 1991, was a 19-year-old wide receiver at the University of Minnesota when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Out of his need, he invented ComfPort - Fashionable and comfortable clothing designed for cancer patients.

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