Thursday, October 10, 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Eagle Scout Project

Today is exactly one year since my double mastectomy. It has been quite a hard and amazing at the same time type of year for me. But hey, I am here with my family and I am extremely grateful for many things. I am planning on a special giveaway really soon and I will share more about my journey in that post.

I am writing a quick post about one of my sons' Eagle Scout Project to raise awareness for Breast Cancer.

Michael wants to do heart shaped pillows to donate to my doctor's office. Last year before my surgery, I was able to donate about 50 pillows. Later they told me that they were gone so fast. I am glad that my small contribution might have been able to help someone, but that means, so many women were newly diagnosed with breast cancer...

I shared that with my children and they were quite surprised too. He wanted to do something meaningful for his project and we thought that this would be a great way to celebrate my one year anniversary as well.

For his Eagle Scout project, he needs to teach and lead others. So, last week I taught him how to make a heart shaped pillow.

He was such a trooper! It was kind of hard for him to keep the 1/4" seam especially on the curvy areas, but he made one pillow! Is he going to develop a love of sewing? I guess not, but I am proud of him for trying something new to serve others.

The actual day that he was able to schedule the church building for the big sewing event is during fall break (that was the only Saturday available this year!). We are a bit nervous about that... many people might be out of town, but he is hoping to make 200 pillows! Wish him luck! ;)

Note: I added the link to my original post from year ago. Near the end of the post(blow the picture of heart pillows), you can find the link to downloadable pattern for the pillow. Thanks!


  1. What a great project! Would you put a link to your original post about the heart pillow so readers can reference it, make pillows, and donate to a local doctors office? We could even keep track of our time to support the project

    1. Yes! That is a great idea! I just added the link to the original post with the link to my downloadable pattern in the bottom of this post. Thank you so much for asking. :)

  2. What a wonderful idea! I do wish him luck. It will be quite an accomplishment. I make crib quilts to donate to abused women and single moms. When you do something like this the helps other people, it is so satisfying. I hope your son enjoys his journey through Eagle Scouts. Good job.

    1. Thank you for your comment. I will sure to let him know that my readers are cheering for him and his effort! :)

  3. The idea that he's doing this to honor you shows what an amazing mom you must be. Well done.


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