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Nurses Create Chemo Caps For Cancer Patients

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- It takes a strong person to see someone suffering, but it takes a kind heart to reach out and help.

That's exactly what the nurses at the Moses Cone Surgery Center are doing.  They have made hundreds of hats for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

They're called chemo caps.  Sandy Wilkins is taking the lead on this project.  

"One of the nurses at work had breast cancer and one of the most devastating parts of that was losing her hair.  As women you know it's very hard to lose our hair," explained Wilkins about how she came up with the idea.  "So she asked one of our coworkers to make some hats for her.  I got to thinking about it and thought this was something we could do for our patients to show our compassion and our caring and how much we understand what they're going through at this time.  It's turned out to be pretty successful."

Every cancer patient that goes through the Cone Surgery Center gets  to pick one out.

"They put them on in pre-op and wear them during surgery then wear them out.  There's nothing better than seeing the smiles on their faces."

If you'd like to help by either donating material or making a monetary donation, email Sandy at Sandra.Wilkins@Conehealth.com.

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