Knit­ted breast prothe­ses are made with ten­der lov­ing care

The Washington Times Daily - - LIFE - ABI­GAIL VAN BUREN

DEAR ABBY: You would be do­ing mil­lions of women a great ser­vice by telling them about Knit­ted Knock­ers Sup­port Foun­da­tion. It has been tire­lessly work­ing at in­spir­ing vol­un­teer knit­ters and cro­cheters to pro­vide FREE soft, light pros­the­ses for breast cancer sur­vivors.

Typ­i­cally, the tra­di­tional pros­the­ses can be hot, ex­pen­sive and take quite a while to ar­rive. Knit­ted Knock­ers are made by peo­ple who care. Some­times your re­quest can be filled that very day. All you need to do is ask.

I learned about this won­der­ful or­ga­ni­za­tion ear­lier this year, and I am now the North­ern Cal­i­for­nia dis­tri­bu­tion point. The re­sponse we’ve had from women who re­ceive them is as­tound­ing.

Please let breast cancer sur­vivors know about Knit­ted Knock­ers at www.Knit­tedKnock­ers.org. There they will find an or­der form to fill out, and we will be happy to mail out one or a pair. They give women con­fi­dence and com­fort at a time when they can re­ally use it.

If you know a knit­ter or cro­cheter, en­cour­age them to join the cause. Knit and cro­chet pat­terns and a list of ac­cept­able yarns are on the web­site. — CLAIRE G. IN CAL­I­FOR­NIA

DEAR CLAIRE: I know many women will be glad to know about the ser­vice you are of­fer­ing, and grate­ful for the knit­ters and cro­cheters who de­vote their time so gen­er­ously to make re­cov­ery eas­ier for breast cancer sur­vivors. Thank you for writ­ing.

DEAR ABBY: I’m a re­tired wi­dow and for­mer model. I have dated mostly men my own age and a lit­tle older. I was in a sex­less (but af­fec­tion­ate) mar­riage for nearly 30 years, and I have looked for­ward to a ro­bust sex life with a new love. But I’m find­ing that men who are in­tel­lec­tu­ally matched to me are no longer in­ter­ested in mak­ing love. If they are in­ter­ested, they don’t seem to want a monog­a­mous re­la­tion­ship. Any hints? — STARVED FOR AFFECTION

DEAR STARVED: Wi­den your dat­ing pro­file to in­clude younger men, and if you’re lucky, you may find some­one who is not only your in­tel­lec­tual match but also can per­form.

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