When 30-year-old Alex Niles was diagnosed with stage four gastric cancer last year, he realized there was one way he could help others in his position. He hated having to take his shirt off during chemotherapy sessions, as it felt belittling — not to mention that it was often cold. So, Niles invented CureWear, which lets patients keep their clothes on during the chemotherapy process.
"It just provides that little extra feeling of support, a little extra feeling of comfort," Niles told the Huffington Post. "It makes a big difference. It's more convenient for me, the nurses and doctors feel a little less awkward. My family and friends who join me there during treatment see me a little more comfortable, and it simply raises the whole mood and the atmosphere."
The shirts have a flap that opens around the chest area to give doctors and nurses access to administer medicine.
The company is also selling supporter shirts without the opening for friends and family members to show their support. Once CureWear has more of a standing, they hope to use a portion of the proceeds of each supporter shirt for the production of a patient shirt.
CureWear shirts cost $55 each. You can preorder them at www.mycurewear.com now.
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