The women we support

The littlelifts box is all about supporting women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Here, some of our littlelifts box recipients describe how the box helped and what it meant for them personally.

If you have received a littlelifts box you may like to get in touch and share your feedback with us, we’d love to hear from you.

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Maria

Maria

Maria, 51, from South Norfolk began chemotherapy treatment for primary breast cancer in July 2018.   Before she started her treatment, she was offered a littlelifts box by her Oncology Team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital:

“Receiving a littlelifts box was surprising, emotional, personal and wonderful. It made me feel understood, not alone and cheered on because someone cared about what I would need to help get me through it.”

Liz

Liz

Liz, 47, from Norwich was diagnosed with primary breast cancer in March 2018. Before she started her chemotherapy treatment, she was given a littlelifts box by her Oncologist at the NNUH:

“I found listening to the very long list of side-effects chemotherapy could cause very difficult. I felt like a lab experiment. What you can find out you can do on this journey is incredible and the littlelifts box certainly helped with that. It helped me to get ready for action and it gave me a feeling of solidarity knowing that other women had trodden the same path before me and managed it.”

Jill

Jill

Jill, 56, from North Norfolk started chemotherapy treatment for primary breast cancer in February 2018.

“As I listened to the list of side-effects I wasn’t sure I had the strength to deal with what was to come. My world had tilted on its axis and I felt scared. Until you’ve been in a deep dark hole you don’t realise you need some help, the littlelifts box made me feel that it was going to be possible.  The littlelifts box is beautifully packed with quality items given at exactly the right time. It made me feel appreciated because someone knows what you are going through.”

Kim

Kim

Kim, 51, from Norwich was diagnosed with primary breast cancer in June 2018. She began her chemotherapy treatment the following month:

“To receive the box made me feel that I wasn’t just surrounded by a medical team, but by people who had been through what I was about to go through.  It is a box of sheer warmth and delight; it solved that very hard day for me.”

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah, 45, from Norwich started her chemotherapy treatment in January 2018. She was given her box shortly before starting treatment:

“During my planning meeting I didn’t feel unwell, so it was hard to know what to expect. I felt sad to lose my long thick hair, but knew it was a necessity and would only be temporary. I was very surprised to receive my big box in a bag; it was full of so many things! Inside is a guide explaining why each item is in there, this made me feel very emotional because so much thought and consideration had gone into what I might need during my chemotherapy treatment.”

Fiona

Fiona

Fiona, 46, from Norwich began treatment for primary breast cancer in August 2018 after she was diagnosed in June 2018.

The littlelifts box made me feel that someone was thinking about what I would go through and what I would need to help get me through my treatment. It was full of kindness.”

Charlotte

Charlotte

Charlotte, 41, from Norwich, started chemotherapy treatment in October 2017 and received her littlelifts box before chemotherapy treatment:

“This was a gift just for me and it actually had quite a big impact on me and my family.  I have a daughter, who was 11 at the time, and inside the box were things to make ice lollies, which I did with her. There was also a seed which you could plant meaning we did quite a lot of things together out of the box. I took a lot of things from the box when I had surgery, so it not only helped me for the last bits of chemo but for surgery as well.”

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