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A breast cancer survivor has created a medical drain carrier to make the process of recovering from surgery easier for other patients. A breast cancer survivor has created a medical drain carrier to make the process of recovering from surgery easier for other patients.
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A breast cancer survivor has created a medical drain carrier to make the process of recovering from surgery easier for other patients.

Cinde Dolphin has battled cancer four times and undergone multiple surgeries.  Cinde knows all too well what it's like to have medical drains attached to you after surgery.   "It was quite alarming when you wake up in ICU and you have these drain bulbs that are attached to you and the doctors and nurses told me I would just need to pin em to my gown using a safety pin."

By 2013, Cinde was facing her 3rd battle with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy, and she says that lead to her simple and brilliant idea.  "I knew I was going to have 4 of these drains so I asked the doctors if I could bring something other than safety pins to manage the drains.  I brought a waitress apron in and they loved it and the nurses said this is great you really should do something like this"

That lead to the Kili Drain Carrier, that is very functional because of the material it’s made out of.

Cinde says it’s made, "Out of a fine, light mesh you could actually wear it in the showers so the patient could get up in the morning, take a shower, put on their clothes and do it with ease"

The Kili Drain Carrier is now bringing comfort to other breast cancer survivors like Lori Martin who received her Kili Medical Drain Carrier from her doctor after undergoing a double mastectomy.  "The drains are probably the most inconvenient and uncomfortable aspects of the process.  It's little and fits in your pocket and had just the perfect zippers and ties and you could wear your sweatshirt and be very comfortable."

Cinde says she has now gone from making her life and surgical recovery easier, to improving the lives of others.  "There have been a lot of studies that have proven as soon as a patient becomes mobile it accelerates their recovery so this is to help people get back on their feet and reclaim their lives."

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