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Italy: 'Gift from women to other women' - Volunteers offer free knitted prosthetics for breast cancer fighters03:28

Italy: 'Gift from women to other women' - Volunteers offer free knitted prosthetics for breast cancer fighters

Italy, Lucca
October 20, 2022 at 08:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Volunteers offer free knitted and crocheted prosthetics for women who have undergone mastectomy surgery for breast cancer, as can be seen in the footage filmed in Lucca on Monday.

Footage features one of these volunteers, Irene Morrison, who opened the first group of Knitted Knockers, an American-born foundation, in Italy. Morrison is a Scottish citizen settled in Lucca, a small city in Tuscany, where she lives with her husband.

"A woman who had had a mastectomy and needed a more comfortable prosthetic, a friend of hers who knew how to knit made a prosthetic for her. She loved it, and from there the Knitted Knockers became an organisation," said Morrison.

Knitted and crocheted prostheses are soft, washable, and durable prostheses, made only of approved yarn; cotton for daytime prostheses; and acrylic for swimming.

"So I would say this is a gift from women to other women. Not all of the people involved in the Knitted Knockers have gone through breast cancer, but they all know people who have, and it's a desire to help, it's a desire to be useful," said Morrison.

The service is completely free of charge, including shipping costs.

Italy: 'Gift from women to other women' - Volunteers offer free knitted prosthetics for breast cancer fighters03:28
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Volunteers offer free knitted and crocheted prosthetics for women who have undergone mastectomy surgery for breast cancer, as can be seen in the footage filmed in Lucca on Monday.

Footage features one of these volunteers, Irene Morrison, who opened the first group of Knitted Knockers, an American-born foundation, in Italy. Morrison is a Scottish citizen settled in Lucca, a small city in Tuscany, where she lives with her husband.

"A woman who had had a mastectomy and needed a more comfortable prosthetic, a friend of hers who knew how to knit made a prosthetic for her. She loved it, and from there the Knitted Knockers became an organisation," said Morrison.

Knitted and crocheted prostheses are soft, washable, and durable prostheses, made only of approved yarn; cotton for daytime prostheses; and acrylic for swimming.

"So I would say this is a gift from women to other women. Not all of the people involved in the Knitted Knockers have gone through breast cancer, but they all know people who have, and it's a desire to help, it's a desire to be useful," said Morrison.

The service is completely free of charge, including shipping costs.