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My name is Charlotte Abrams, and I am a freshman at Amherst College. Recently, someone close to me had breast cancer and, as a result, underwent bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction surgeries. After witnessing her discomfort in the car during the post-operative healing period, I used my knowledge of sewing to create a specially shaped pillow to help her travel comfortably. Seeing how she benefited physically and emotionally, I wanted to make these pillows accessible to everyone free of charge.

As a result, the POSH (Post-Op Supportive Hug) Pillow Project was born. I am eager to provide POSH Pillows to anyone who needs them. I also teach classes on how to make these pillows so that they can be donated or shared with family and friends. I have created a free pattern/template for making the POSH Pillow, which can be sewn by hand or on a sewing machine, so that pillows can be made from the comfort of one’s home.

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