The Prosthesis Bank
Why the Breast Cancer Action Prosthesis Bank?
A few years ago, a young woman came in to be fitted for prosthesis. When the estimate was submitted for coverage through a social program, we were notified that the program had ceased completely. The funding available after the Ministry of Health portion (Every 2 years) and 2 brassieres (every year) was completely dropped. No warning, no reason.
After doing this for some time, we thought that Breast Cancer Action should be involved and that this could become a program that would work for those in need with the blessing of the various hospital social workers in the greater Ottawa area. Breast Cancer Action is engaged with this community and will vet applicants, so the funding is completely deserved, and legitimate.