Doctors and surgeons can do some pretty amazing things when it comes to helping a woman heal after breast cancer. Technology now makes it possible to reconstruct the breast to as close to a patient’s original breasts as possible — but it takes time.
In the interim, many women opt for prosthetics, but the medical-grade silicone ones can be hot, heavy and uncomfortable. That’s where Knitted Knockers comes in. These prosthetics are exactly what they sound like — knitted inserts that are “comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast,” the organization behind the Knockers says on its website.
“Knitted Knockers can be adjusted to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven and easily adapted for those going through reconstruction by simply removing some of the stuffing.”
Most importantly, the Knockers give survivors their confidence back.
“They are a perfect fit, I CAN’T see my feet again (!!!) and I am beyond thrilled!” one woman wrote on the website as a testimonial. “I’m strutting around like a peacock tonight with my beautiful pink knockers.”
“When I opened the package, I cried tears of relief and joy,” said another recipient. “They are so soft, comfortable and natural looking. Thanks to you, I was able to return to work looking like myself, being comfortable and feeling great.”
The best part: They’re free. “Our special volunteer knitters provide these free to those requesting them,” the organization adds.
You can even help women get new knockers by downloading the patterns and knitting your own pair. It’s a simple yet incredibly powerful way to give to others.