Little Lifts believe that small gestures can make a big difference to women having chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. Every year approximately 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK, making it the most common cancer and they’re on a mission to support them.
They aim to provide practical and emotional support to women who face chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, giving them a carefully created box at the start of or during their treatment. They do this by working directly with hospitals in Norfolk and Suffolk, where boxes are given out to patients during chemotherapy planning or review meetings with their Oncology or Breast Care Team. Little Lifts mission is to reach as many women as possible in East Anglia.
The Little Lifts story: 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 – and so the concept of the Little Lifts box was born.