"My Hope Bag" provides comfort to women fighting breast cancer

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Women who know all too well what it is like to have breast cancer are now helping others fight through it.
 
They've created a group that supports and encourages one another in a time of need.
 
"It's a family, and it just really helps you get through the hard times," said Sarah Ellery.
 
These women have overcome breast cancer; now they're part of "My Hope Bag," an organization that hand delivers these totes to those going through the same thing.
 
Comforting items like lotions and blankets are inside, as well as meaningful notes. Sarah Ellery is the founder.
 
"And then we have a notebook that has information, resources for the women, as well as calendars for appointments... it just makes you feel like somebody is right there next to you, sharing the exact same thing, so it just gives you peace," said Ellery.
 
Rachel West was diagnosed in 2013; she says when she first got her bag and met Sarah she didn't realize the impact it would have on her.
 
"It's not the beginning, and she gives you your bag and you're done, she's there with you probably for the rest of your life whether she knows it or not," said Rachel West.
 
The group becomes like family who can relate to each other. Jennifer Roger met a woman in the group who was diagnosed with the exact same kind of cancer as her.
 
"Now I'm going to be having the same chemo's that she's had, she is walking me through every single step of the way," said Jennifer Roger.
 
Sarah says her mission is to make sure no one goes through it alone.
 
"It's that sense of security and love, it just really gets you through it," said Ellery.
 
"My Hope Bag" has now expanded to the west valley as well. For more information on how to get a tote or help pack them visit: https://www.myhopebag.com/
 

 

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