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We are confused. JILLIES participated in a fundraiser to support the Massachusetts General Hospital last spring. 100 generous supporters paid for JILLIES treatment garments to be donated to the hospital and given to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. A team from JILLIES presented the hospital with the garments. We waited a month or so for feedback but nothing came. Then we started calling. We finally got a resoonse and the feedback was not very positive. We were told that the nursing staff offered the garments to patients but the patients were not interested in them. We found it hard to believe that women would prefer to sit in a waiting room clad in a johnnie that exposed their private parts, did not fit properly and was worn and tattered rather than wear a JILLIE which is soft, comfortable and provides complete privacy. Today, I was told by a trusted source that the oncology nurses were and I quote "pissy" about handing out JILLIES and never actually offered them to patients. The nurses either didn't want to be bothered or thought the hospital johnnies were just fine. Shame on them. These garments were made expecially for breast cancer patients. They were donated by very generous people who had the best of intentions. We know from the feedback we have recieved to date that women love JILLIES. Patients who have worn then find then comfortable, functional and stylish. These women appreciate that someone took the time to do something nice for them at such a difficullt time.  

So we ask the nurses, why would you deny a woman the opportunity to feel better while undergoing treatment? We can't come up with a single valid reason. Be assured that we at JILLIES will continue to crusade for the comfort and wellbeing of breast cancer patients everywhere. We will not allow the medical establishment to put a damper on our mission. We would love to hear from you if you agree that hospitals need to take notice. Hospital garments are horrible and need to be redesigned. Don’t you agree?

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