left to right: Deb Skinner, Lilley Oliveira, Hannah Cook, Lukas Oliveira, and Diane Madden (Executive Director).


NORWAY — When Deb Skinner told her three grandchildren she was sewing some items for cancer patients, they wanted to help her — especially since, according to grandson Lukas, “my great grandmother had cancer.

“So she taught them how to make the small pillows that fit under a breast cancer patient’s arm after surgery, and the port protectors that wrap around a seatbelt to ease pressure on the area of the chest where many cancer patients receive their chemotherapy treatments.

According to Deb, “if you teach a child how good it makes you feel by ‘paying it forward,’ they will be less likely to be looking for “feel good” activities that may lead to bad decisions.”

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