“Be a Little Like Lillie”: The Story of Lillie Bear

AONN+ Blog published on April 20, 2022

It was an “Aha” moment when Sharon Inzetta, an oncology nurse navigator at Summa Health, thought of a perfect way to name the comfort bear for their breast cancer program—it should be called Lillie Bear.

In addition to being soft and huggable, the Lillie bear serves an important therapeutic role to help with recovery after a breast cancer surgery. It can be used to splint the chest and encourage good posture and deep breathing, and it can be propped up under the arm to provide support.

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