Shop AnaOno In-Store in Cary, North Carolina & More at Survivor Friendly
We love sharing in the stories of so many of our incredible boutique owners. Serving the breast cancer community, the patients, and survivors is an absolute passion and comes directly from the heart. Learn the powerful and inspirational story of 3x breast cancer patient and survivor, Ms. Jacqueline, and how her own experience with her diagnosis lead her to serving others throughout their treatment and lifestyle.
Survivor Friendly ® is a one-stop shop committed to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and survivors, throughout their journey. Rather you have one, two, flat, reconstructed, or partial breast anatomy, our product selection transverse ethnic, racial, and age diversity to help you feel whole again. Owned and operated by a cancer survivor who understands the frustration of the impersonal, complex insurance market, and the required products needed at different stages of the treatment lifecycle. You can be sure you’ll be treated at Survivor Friendly® as the unique woman you are, with your dignity and beauty getting the attention they deserve. Our certified fitters will engage with you in a thorough consultation, enabling them to understand your unique needs and goals. Our support groups and education sessions are available, covering a wide range of relevant topics. Survivor Friendly® carries both custom and off-the-shelf products:
- mastectomy breast prostheses
- breast cancer mastectomy bras
- carinal prosthetics wigs • clothing
- turban, scars & hats
- compression garments
- accessories & gift shop
- natural skin and lotion products
- and much more!
A 3 time Cancer Survivor
Jacqueline, the owner lost her mom at the age 8 to breast cancer, and her dad in June 2020 due to Cancer. The collection of her experiences and working with survivors in this area, backed by NC State research confirmed a need for a one-stop-shop Durable Medical Equipment company focused only on essentials for Breast Cancer diagnoses. There is a lack of variety for different ethnicities, product vendors, and honestly, the personal touch needed to assist women with this transition. There is a need here in North Carolina and industry-wide. “I can’t tell you the number of stores, multi insurance claims, and just the sheer frustration of getting personal items to assist me during my journey to live”, said Jackie. Due to the intense nature of treatment provided to cancer patients, there are many side effects. There is a shortage of knowledge dissemination, support channels, and products for survivors to regain confidence in their daily lives.
The owner and operator of Survivor Friendly beat Cancer for the 3rd time after being clinically declared Cancer free. Five tumors from 2013 to 2020, a lumpectomy and two bi-lateral mastectomies, and many surgeries in between. “I cherish each day I breathe life, but my heart is burdened by the lack of resources available to people like me while traveling through my health journey and I plan to do something about it”, said Jackie.
My chest is full of scars, and most of the time, I use to change in the dark so my husband, who loves me more than life, will not see me. Though I am the most confidant person you will meet, the day I took off my bandages to reveal my new body without breasts was unimaginable. For a moment, I questioned everything; I was confused, mad. I avoided a mirror for weeks, and a flat chest makes my stomach stick out even further. God had to help me accept this new me, and I am still on that path. Yet, I am forced to buy my mastectomy products from stores and vendors who have random people who don’t understand my struggle, surgeries, proper measurements, and unintended reaction from seeing my scars. The fact I can’t quickly get prosthetics close to my skin color is disheartening.
My body will never be the same; to revalidate me being a woman while being thankful is a dichotomy challenging to balance. Now add the slowly growing hair back, the missing eyebrows, darken nails, swollen body, missing eyelashes, and early menopausal symptoms all started when I was just 34. I am thankful for health insurance, but there were many gap exceptions (because of lack of resources in my area), and the delayed repayment was an issue, and I managed. But walking into an uneducated business or a specialty shop that slotted 30min appointments that allow only seconds to ask questions push me in a place to do something, and I did.
Helping Women During Survivorship
Serving, educating, and helping women regain and retain their dignity during survivorship.
All It Takes Is One Fitting...
We had a patient who was stuffing her bra with socks for years. She had no idea insurance covered breast prosthesis. When we fitted her, she was beginning to cry and we could not separate her from the mirror.
The Main Question About Mastectomy Products?
Does insurance cover it?
(Editors Note: YES! Check out Survivor Friendly's Insurance Assistance)
The Customer Comes Firsts
We focus on customer care and making them feel welcome and comfortable. We are empathetic, friendly, and we meet the patient where they are emotional.
We Love To See You Smile
What I love about my customers is the see the smile on their faces with they get their new products. When they looking in the mirror and see themselves as a whole again.
Find Survivor Friendly in Cary, North Carolina.
Customers can book an appointment at any of our three sites online at www.survivorfriendly.com, call our office or walk in.
- 1409 Plaza West Rd #D
- Winston Salem, NC 27103
- Phone: (336) 760-4333
- 527 Keisler Drive Suite 104
- Cary, NC 27518
- Phone: (919) 747-9336
Manelines Unique Boutique
- 1100 S Lafayette St
- Shelby, NC 28152
- Phone: (704) 482-9938
Our hours are usually Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm Mon-Fri and Saturday Appointment only.