West Carrollton Clothing Store Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Find Their New Look After Surgery – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio
WEST CARROLLTON – A women’s clothing store in West Carrollton is helping breast cancer survivors find their new look after surgery.
Personal Touch Apparel, a post-mastectomy boutique, has been in existence for 27 years. Janette McDaniel became the owner about seven years ago.
“I love the women I work with and help them feel normal again and feel like they were before when they leave,” McDaniel said.
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McDaniel said that in all these years in the business, the options for women after breast surgery have come a long way.
“There are so many different shapes and sizes of prostheses, weights and types. There is also a custom form, ”McDaniel said.
After being fitted with a prosthesis and a new bra at the store, Gail Kline said she felt “empowered”.
“I needed to have something to match me, to be consistent and similar to myself,” Kline said.
Six years ago, Kline found out she had breast cancer during a mammogram.
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“The mammogram showed something different. They did other tests and found a little lump, ”Kline said.
After undergoing a unilateral mastectomy, Kline said she felt dismayed at her appearance.
“I tried to find my own solutions to make everything look good and it was not the right thing to do. I didn’t even realize they had partial forms for the Reconstruction Ladies that would make you look just about perfect, ”Kline said.
Kline was so inspired by her experience at Personal Touch that she is now working to become a certified installer.
McDaniel told News Center 7 that she felt it was her calling to work with women with breast cancer.
“Being able to put them back in a position where they feel like a whole person again and look good and they look wonderful and that makes me feel good too,” McDaniel said.
If you are interested in becoming a client, appointments are welcome or you can call to make an appointment.
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