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2 weeks ago

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Doesn’t Everyone get Reconstructed after a Mastectomy? 72000 knockers given out in 2020 would say "no". See MoreSee Less

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One implant.. Lost the other to an abcess and Sepsis..horribly I'll…in hospital 7 days…

No. Insurance didn’t pay for it when I had cancer

So grateful for Knitted Knockers and those who share their time and talents.

Nope, single mastectomy 2 years ago, no reconstruction!

I'd say no. I also know of surgeon who reconstructs during the mastectomy and leaves on the nipple. Some though choose to stay flat.

i said no, but doctors seem not to accept so much. Thanks to knitted knockers (holland) for your wonderful work, this really helps us during painful after-surgery recovery and onwards

Received knitted knockers 8 years ago in England. I never went for reconstruction. I live in Italy now and brought them with me. They are still in good nick 😍

I had breast cancer and needed double mastectomies. I did NOT have reconstruction. I am very thankful for the gift of my set of Knitted Knockers. God bless you and all the volunteer knitters for the gift of love! I am grateful 💕

The ladies I know who had masectomies didn't have reconstruction.

I was 31 years old when I had my mastectomy and was unable to have reconstruction due to infections

I made a pair for friend who had double mastectomy and no reconstruction.

I didnt have reconstructive surgery. I was 50 and figured "the girls had a great run…"

I chose not to have a reconstruction I had my mastectomy at 50 x

I had mastectomy 2009 without reconstruction! Y'all are a god send!

Doesn't Everyone get Reconstructed after a Mastectomy? I didn't! happy!

Love my knockers! They were a true blessing while I was waiting for my reconstruction.

Watching in Durant, Oklahoma

I'm also in Washington.. Thank you for Sending me some ..😭💞🥰 I had tired reconstruction but my body rejected the expanders and I couldn't get reconstruction surgery

Not everyone can get reconstruction i had had radiation 20 yrs ago and could not do it so thank God for my knitted knockers love them

Love my knockers. Got them right before Christmas. Glad to use PayPal to make my donation. I’m in GA🥰

Hi Barb I can hear uou!

Not everyone who undergo mastectomy wish to undergo reconstruction.

I can hear and see you from Israel. Just started knitting Knockers for our local chapter

Love you, Crystal!

8 weeks out from reconstruction. My knitted knockers got me through the last year♥️

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2 weeks ago

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Wow! Way to go France Knitted Knockers!!! See MoreSee Less

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So awesome!

Very nice 🌷🌷🌷

Merci!!

Thank you all so much for helping us

3 weeks ago

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Did you know that knitted knockers could be used as diagnostic tools? We met this wonderful group from Haiti at a conference, sent them 1,000 dark colored knockers and this is their update they just sent to us!
"We wanted you to know that the knitted knockers are STILL being made into breast health education palpation models here in Jeremie, Haiti. Here is a photo of 70 more Church-based volunteers being trained in how to teach breast self -exam in their churches of all denominations. They received 3 brown knockers with the three size beads sewn inside to mimic a breast mass, new creole language laminated exam cards to remember the process of observation and self exam and breast cancer tee shirts donated from Florida as well as 2 cloth masks to prevent the spread of COVID. They also receive a mirror (see the photo of a nurse with her new mirror to bring to her village)
We give each volunteer 3-5 models. We will need more in 2021 but no rush. All is moved back due to COVID19 but we don’t want you to think that they are not an essential part of what we are doing. AND, the volunteers are finding women with problems and sending them to MDs and nurses trained in clinical breast examination.

There is no option for mammography in this region.

So, thanks to you all, the knitters, the donors and the TIME that you have all put into saving the lives of women in Haiti. There are now other organizations interested in replicating what we are doing in our region. How good is THAT?

Greetings to all and Happy Holidays and New Year.

We could not do this without you.

Bette, Judy, Jill and the entire GAHDA family in the USA and Haiti
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Did you know that knitted knockers could be used as diagnostic tools? We met this wonderful group from Haiti at a conference, sent them 1,000 dark colored knockers and this is their update they just sent to us!
We wanted you to know that the knitted knockers are STILL being made into breast health education palpation models here in Jeremie, Haiti.  Here is a photo of 70 more Church-based volunteers being trained in  how to teach breast self -exam in their churches of all denominations. They received 3 brown knockers with the three size beads sewn inside to mimic a breast mass, new creole language laminated exam cards to remember the process of observation and self exam and breast cancer tee shirts donated from Florida as well as 2 cloth masks to prevent the spread of COVID.  They also receive a mirror (see the photo of a nurse with her new mirror to bring to her village)
We give each volunteer 3-5 models.  We will need more in 2021 but no rush.  All is moved back due to COVID19 but we don’t want you to think that they are not an essential part of what we are doing. AND, the volunteers are finding women with problems and sending them to MDs and nurses trained in clinical breast examination.
 
There is no option for mammography in this region.

So, thanks to you all, the knitters, the donors and the TIME that you have all put into saving the lives of women in Haiti.  There are now other organizations interested in replicating what we are doing in our region.  How good is THAT?
 
Greetings to all and Happy Holidays and New Year.
 
We could not do this without you.
 
Bette, Judy, Jill and the entire GAHDA family in the USA and HaitiImage attachmentImage attachment

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So should my next batch of KK be in a dark brown cotton?

What wonderful work all these people are doing! 🥰👍🏽

Dark colors coming from here…..

Yes we too do that . We put beads of different sizes in the polyfibre filling of the knockers and then teach how breast self examination should be done and how the nodules are felt

Great news. We too use knitted knockers to teach breast self exam and "how to find a lump and how it feels like" we use different sizes of pebbles. Our beneficiaries appreciate all colors.

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

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4 weeks ago

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Merry Christmas to all friends of Knitted Knockers! knittedknockers.org. Got this wonderful Christmas donation from an amazing neighborhood in my home town! Never heard of "Shovunda" before :-). Dear Barbara-
Greetings from Bham-
We turned our annual neighborhood Christmas Shovunda gift exchange into a new thing this year because of Covid- and it featured your great organization… here is how our neighbor shared about it in her Caring Bridge page- it was a great joy!

"I have the BEST neighbors. They fed us through treatment and cheered me on every chance they got/get. Tonight we had our annual holiday party (via Zoom ’cause 2020) and the instead of our usual Shuvunda (something you "shove under" the bed 🤣) it was a ‘not crappy’ gift exchange dropped on porches earlier today (’cause, again, 2020). But also if you didn’t want your gift, you could bid on someone else’s gift and all bids would be donations to knittedknockers.org. After some lively bidding and one family saying they would match all bids (they couldn’t make the Zoom – little did they know!!) – my little neighborhood raised well over $1,000. That’s more than 100 women who will receive a pair of knockers during a horrible moment in their lives. I would know, I was one. And those knockers are what gave me a little bit of hope and normal during a very un-normal and very challenging time. I eventually got a silicone prosthetic but I still wear my knitted knockers from time to time, usually when running and I don’t want to go lopsided, and I am so incredibly grateful for the people who give their time to provide what seems like such simple relief to complete strangers.
Started in my hometown of Bellingham, the organization has a network of knitters across the states and even in other countries that knit ‘knockers’, completely free of charge, and send them to women in need. My knockers came from a women on the Oregon coast – fitting as Oregon was my home for many years – and they are the one piece of this journey that hasn’t been difficult. I filled out the online form and they showed up. No questions asked, no hoops to jump through, no insurance to fight. Just free boobs 🤗

I’m so grateful for ALL the support through this stupid journey but being able to make a tangible impact – through wonderful neighbors – brings tears to my eyes and fills my heart.

The biggest of hugs are waiting for each of you when this is all over. XOXO"

-in truth it ended up at 1200 dollars!

Blessings,
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Merry Christmas to all friends of Knitted Knockers! knittedknockers.org. Got this wonderful Christmas donation from an amazing neighborhood in my home town! Never heard of Shovunda before :-). Dear Barbara-
Greetings from Bham- 
We turned our annual neighborhood Christmas Shovunda gift exchange into a new thing this year because of Covid- and it featured your great organization... here is how our neighbor shared about it in her Caring Bridge page- it was a great joy!

I have the BEST neighbors. They fed us through treatment and cheered me on every chance they got/get. Tonight we had our annual holiday party (via Zoom cause 2020) and the instead of our usual Shuvunda (something you shove under the bed 🤣) it was a not crappy gift exchange dropped on porches earlier today (cause, again, 2020). But also if you didnt want your gift, you could bid on someone elses gift and all bids would be donations to knittedknockers.org. After some lively bidding and one family saying they would match all bids (they couldnt make the Zoom - little did they know!!) - my little neighborhood raised well over $1,000. Thats more than 100 women who will receive a pair of knockers during a horrible moment in their lives. I would know, I was one. And those knockers are what gave me a little bit of hope and normal during a very un-normal and very challenging time. I eventually got a silicone prosthetic but I still wear my knitted knockers from time to time, usually when running and I dont want to go lopsided, and I am so incredibly grateful for the people who give their time to provide what seems like such simple relief to complete strangers. 
Started in my hometown of Bellingham, the organization has a network of knitters across the states and even in other countries that knit knockers, completely free of charge, and send them to women in need. My knockers came from a women on the Oregon coast - fitting as Oregon was my home for many years - and they are the one piece of this journey that hasnt been difficult. I filled out the online form and they showed up. No questions asked, no hoops to jump through, no insurance to fight. Just free boobs 🤗 

Im so grateful for ALL the support through this stupid journey but being able to make a tangible impact - through wonderful neighbors - brings tears to my eyes and fills my heart. 

The biggest of hugs are waiting for each of you when this is all over. XOXO

  -in truth it ended up at 1200 dollars!

Blessings,

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🎄🎉🍾

Truly feeling blessed for the generosity and love from your group. Wishing you and your friends a Merry Christmas 🎄

And here go my second round of tears this Christmas season. Tears are good, your story and the generosity of your neighbors touches me deeply. I was often humbled by the letters from the recipients of Knockers when I volunteered with the group. Merry Christmas!

Fabulous!!!

Merry Christmas!🎄

Best think I’ve ever seen❤️

Merry Christmas and thank you again !!!

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!!! From the knitters of Ομάδα Κοινωνικής Πλεκτικής Ωραιοκάστρου, Thessaloniki Greece.🌲

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas.

How very clever for some thing so essential to those of us who have had a mastectomy. They were better than any Christmas present I’ve ever received.

Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 My knit knockers make me happy, all thanks to all of you. ❤️❤️🎄🎄

Awesome.

Merry Christmas ⭐️🎄

What a blessing to be grateful for. 🙏🙏💕

Wendy Fuller have you seen these xx🥰🤗🎄❤️

Warmest greetings from Knitted Knockers Malaysia 🇲🇾

Thanks for all you do – wishing you all a wonderful Christmas

Christine Harper yes I know about these but hvnt actually seen them "in the flesh" so to speak. Good idea though. Xx

what yarn are these , they are so festive!

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1 month ago

Knitted Knockers

Where people see just a ball of yarn, we see comfort, confidence and dignity. Knitted Knockers India- Knittedknockers.org See MoreSee Less

Where people see just a ball of yarn, we see comfort, confidence and dignity. Knitted Knockers India-  Knittedknockers.org

1 month ago

Knitted Knockers

Come visit with Barb and hear the Hairy Knocker story… guaranteed to make you either laugh or cry or maybe both! See MoreSee Less

Knitted Knockers and the story of the "Hairy Knocker"

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Hi!💖

I think they are free do maybe use the word request rather than order.. order implies buying for a cost I have been knitting in NY and Fl for many years .

Recipients did not prefer Red and green! Ha Ha

I’m thankful for my knitted knocker. It has helped me through my journey 6 yrs Cancer-Free

A hairy knocker would tickle! 😂

Thank you for being live!

Love the wreath!

I'm watching from Denver and am so happy to see you. I love the wreath😸

Love that wreath!

Love your sweater or is it a shawl? Pattern?

Thankful for everyone who donates in so many ways!

Love that wreath

I'm here!!

I am new to the knitted knockers story and just ordered my first set. Mastectomy was in May 2020. Thank you for being out there and I will share the connections.

Hi BARb, I'm watching, but I think this was recorded earlier!! Thanks for what you are doing.

Thank you so much for what you do. I am so very grateful for the knitted knockers you sent me. You brought me hope and love after my diagnosis in 2019. All of you are amazing and I send each of you a big (Covid-free) hug ❤

Love the wreath! Hi Barb!

Hi Barb!!💓

Love the wreath!

We see you!

My family

Hi Barb😍

You all are the best!

I’m here!

Hi beautiful lady🤗🤗

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1 month ago

Knitted Knockers

In Recognition of National Military Family Month meet super veteran volunteer and survivor Kerrie. Thank you for her service!
My name is Kerrie Collings. I am a disabled/retired veteran. I served in the US Navy as a cryptology technician operator/maintenance – CTO/M. After the military, I worked for the Veterans Affairs as a National Service Officer/Rating Specialist before taking my disability retirement from the military. I have been knitting knockers for a little over a year now. I learned about Knitted Knockers after being diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2018. I have since had a bilateral mastectomy and, although I am still unable to wear any myself, I love making knockers for others. Having breasts makes your clothes fit better, you feel more confident when your clothes fit right. So I completely enjoy being able to contribute to those positive feelings for others. I have knit orders from the website as a provider/volunteer as well as answering individual requests from Facebook. I haven’t tried crocheting knockers yet. Maybe that will be next! My favorite yarns to work with are natural fiber blends. My favorite knockers were a turquoise blue I did in a merino blend as a special request for a lady in the United Kingdom. She later confessed her new puppy got ahold of one and made it her new snuggle. Thank goodness she only needed one knocker!
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In Recognition of National Military Family Month meet super veteran volunteer and survivor Kerrie. Thank you for her service!
My name is Kerrie Collings. I am a disabled/retired veteran. I served in the US Navy as a cryptology technician operator/maintenance – CTO/M. After the military, I worked for the Veterans Affairs as a National Service Officer/Rating Specialist before taking my disability retirement from the military. I have been knitting knockers for a little over a year now. I learned about Knitted Knockers after being diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2018. I have since had a bilateral mastectomy and, although I am still unable to wear any myself, I love making knockers for others. Having breasts makes your clothes fit better, you feel more confident when your clothes fit right. So I completely enjoy being able to contribute to those positive feelings for others. I have knit orders from the website as a provider/volunteer as well as answering individual requests from Facebook. I haven’t tried crocheting knockers yet. Maybe that will be next! My favorite yarns to work with are natural fiber blends. My favorite knockers were a turquoise blue I did in a merino blend as a special request for a lady in the United Kingdom. She later confessed her new puppy got ahold of one and made it her new snuggle. Thank goodness she only needed one knocker!

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Thank you for being you. What an inspiration you are!

Thank you for ALL your service, Kerrie! Keep going, here’s my 500th.

God’s blessings

Thank you Kerrie for being such a source of inspiration— serving your country and giving of yourself to empower and support patients impacted by breast cancer. You truly exemplify the essence of "Never Give Up on yourself or others."

These are great don’t have to worry how you can pay for special bra or reconstruction surgery very comfortable

Thank you for your generous gifts to others ❤️

Thank you for your service.

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1 month ago

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Wow. Those 30 women that Laureen, JB and I trained in Rwanda to make knitted knockers 4 years ago are making a difference in their country. Way to go Philippa and the BCIEA for making a difference to the women of your country. #knittedknockers, #madeinrwanda, #breastcancerawareness See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Knitted Knockers

The purpose Knitted Knockers is going live and why you may want to tune in! The mission of Knittedknockers.org is to connect volunteer knitters & crocheters with breast cancer survivors to provide free knitted knockers. See how we are accomplishing that and so much more! See MoreSee Less

Knitted Knockers Live- The inside scoop!

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I shared you at the dr. Office today with a knitter and her and her husband both looked it up and said thank you ,they were so interested!

I lost the Internet connection! Sorry.

I hear you

Weekday 4:00PST/7PM EST

I'm so glad you had this impression to share your stories on this video!

I think you're doing great!!

Our name is memorable—good branding! 😁

Surprise to see this live presentation! Spring TX

Thank you for mine! The self-confidence I feel is so appreciated❤️

Hi, Barb!

Greetings from Malaysia. I have KK Malaysia going since 2017 & enjoying every minute knitting them. You're so inspiring

I did see it but didn't respond yet

Greetings from Oreocastro social knitting team of Thessaloniki, Greece!

Watching from Wisconsin

I see the poll….

Thank you so much por my set I love it and use it and after reconstruction I donate it

Hello from Byron, NY

You just don't know how much they mean to me ,I love my knockers!

Going great

Hello from Philippines.

“You don’t have to be perfect to be powerful “ 👍🏼

Live from Atlantis Florida love my Knitted Knocker

luv mine only thing I wear, always recommend !

Voted and done!

Greetings from Knitted Knockers Malaysia, your are so inspiring ♡ I have been keeping KKM'sia active since 2017 😉

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