Necessity Bag's Story
Diagnosed with Stage III Breast Cancer at the beginning of 2015, I spent 16 weeks in chemotherapy before my bi-lateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgeries.
In preparation for my chemotherapy, I was given a list of essential items to get myself, from a dear friend who had been there herself.
I decided to pack all of my necessary items into my favorite Bogg Bag. (I have four)
What's a Bogg Bag? After years of searching and not finding, my good friend,
Kim Vaccarella decided to create a perfect beach bag. Bogg Bags are lightweight, colorful, water resistant, sturdy and have room for everything.
Perfect for the beach... or in my case, the hospital.
I came to rely on my bag of necessities during chemo treatments as my way of feeling in control of an ugly situation. Knowing everything I might need was within reach helped make it less overwhelming. I never even unpacked the bag.
On days of treatment, I simply grabbed my Bogg and
headed out the door.
Cancer Free since the end of 2015, I now hope to give other people going through chemotherapy the sense of comfort, my bag gave me.