A little lift goes
a long way
At littlelifts, we believe that small gestures can make a big difference to women having chemotherapy treatment for primary breast cancer.
Every year at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, approximately 520 women are treated for primary breast cancer with chemotherapy – that’s 43 women a month.
We’re on a mission to support them by offering a littlelifts Comfort Box at the beginning of their chemotherapy treatment.
What is primary breast cancer?
Primary breast cancer means the cancer has not spread beyond the breast or lymph nodes under the arm. There are many different treatments, depending on the circumstances of the patient and their cancer. Chemotherapy is one of these and it involves using chemical, systemic anti-cancer treatment (or SACT, for short). It is a very different experience for each patient, and the side effects can be very unpleasant.
That’s why, at littlelifts, we aim to help alleviate some of the side effects patients may experience through the products in our Comfort Boxes.
Meet our founder, Oa.
In 2014, at the age of 28, Oa was diagnosed with primary breast cancer. What followed was a whirlwind of emotions and medical appointments before she began her chemotherapy treatment. It was a scary time, with lots of uncertainty and an overwhelming sense of the unknown.
Leading up to and during her treatment, Oa was fortunate to have a support network of friends and family to help her along the way – lifting those down days with a few little treats to relieve some of the side effects she experienced. The impact these small tokens had on Oa’s wellbeing was huge, and so the concept of ‘littlelifts’ was born.