“ComfyCozy’s for Chemo” T-shirts, developed by Amanda Hope Rainbow Angel’s, will be donated to patients with cancer at UAMC -- Diamond Children’s and its pediatric hematology/oncology/BMT outpatient clinic.
Sundt Construction contributed $1,000 to ComfyCozy’s for Chemo – enough to purchase 40 ComfyCozys.
“Sundt Construction has committed to support us long-term, so we can continue to provide ComfyCozy’s to patients at Diamond Children’s,” said Lorraine Tallman, founder of ComfyCozy’s for Chemo and Amanda Hope Rainbow Angel’s.
“Comfy Cozy’s” are brightly colored tie-dyed T-shirts designed with zippers, pockets and slits that allow access to chest-ports without exposing the child’s body. The shirts also provide storage for IV lines while preventing tangling and pulling on the patient’s clothing.
Amanda Hope Rainbow Angel’s is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing “dignity and comfort into the harsh world of childhood cancer,” according to its website. The organization was founded in 2013 in celebration of Amanda Hope, a little girl from Phoenix who passed away at the young age of 13 after a four-year battle with leukemia. While undergoing treatment, Amanda dreamed of making a clothing line for children going through chemo that would allow them to keep “their modesty and dignity.”