BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – A donation from Bangor Savings Bank is helping cancer patients regain their confidence.
Scalp Cooling is designed to reduce hair loss while going through chemotherapy.
Wednesday Bangor Savings Bank donated $25,000 to help purchase the technology for the Lafayette Family Cancer Institute in Brewer.
Patients wear silicone caps during treatment.
Medical staff say it provides a feeling of absolute joy to patients.
“Our cancer patients struggle enough with fighting cancer. And then to have the appearance of being ill is such a hardship. Every time they walk by a mirror, or they catch their reflection and they don’t have hair. It’s just that blatant reminder that they’re going through a really,really hard time,” said Brenda Farnham, Manager of Nursing Services at the hospital.
The $25,000 donation will provide at least 10 caps to cancer patients.
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