The Power Of Love (for the Girls)

Fun Mother/Older Daughter things to do: 

  • Go out to lunch
  • Take a weekend trip
  • Join a book club
  • Petition Victoria’s Secret to create a line of bras for mastectomy survivors.

Wait … what? Yes, indeed. That last item is exactly what 27-year-old Allana Maiden and her mother, Debbie Barrett, recently did together.

After years of watching her mom’s “discouraging, time consuming and frustrating ordeal” to find a good fitting, pretty bra following her mastectomy, Allana decided to shake things up. So she started a petition on Change.Org asking Victoria’s Secret to launch a line of “Survivor bras” and quickly gained 118,000 signatures. 

Then, much to Maiden’s surprise, Victoria’s Secret reached out and invited her and her mom to come to New York and meet with Tammy Roberts Myers, Vice President of External Communications for VS’s parent company Limited Brands. Myers liked the idea so much that she took the next step. Allana and her mom were sent off to go bra shopping with with a Victoria’s Secret research team so they could see first hand what bra shopping was like for a mastectomy survivor.

It looks like a victory for Allana and Debbie and that Victoria’s Secret is on it to make their dream a reality. What a testimony to the power present in one daughter’s love and compassion for her mom. The results will spill over and benefit not only her own mother, but millions more! A true Valentine’s Day story if ever there was one!

You can view the original petition here!

Email This Post Email This Post

Ellen and Rachel are two old friends and “expert” mamas—one a pediatrician and one a family therapist—with fifty years of parenting experience between them.


Warning: Illegal string offset 'echo' in /home/mamasonc/public_html/mama/wp-content/themes/hybrid/library/extensions/custom-field-series.php on line 157

Leave a Reply

Loading

MAMAS ON DEMAND

PARENT COACHING
& CONSULTATION

With One or Both of Us


Go to AskDrMama.com & AskMamaEllen.com for the scoop!

Phone • Internet • Your Home or Group

Watch This!

They watch you drink it in gulps every day. But when they try coffee for themselves for the first time, they clearly don't get it. Their reactions will crack you up!

What You Said

  • btv solo software: I think this is among the most significant info for me. And i’m glad reading your article....
  • how to get your ex girlfriend back after 6 months: Howdy are using Wordpress for your blog platform? I’m new to...
  • pinterest: I regularly post 400×400 square images and 843×403 rectangular images as part of promotions on...
  • Kiki: Hi, I have been having some Non-itchy rashes on my body for about 3months,the rashes comes and goes and leaves...
  • 16x16 family room addition plans: If you are going for most excellent contents like me, just pay a quick visit this...
  • kama weapons: They had been employed as farming tools for hundreds of years prior. Students are generally required to...
  • master.Breda-netwerk.nl: Hi to every body, it’s myy first visit of this website; this weblog contains...
  • losing money: Hey! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha...
  • Maryjo: I read a lot of interesting posts here. Probably you spend a lot of time writing, i know how to save you a...
  • lol rp codes free: As a jungle he is one of my favorite pick due to his bandage toss ability where you close the...

Just so you know

The Mama ButtonThe information provided by MamasOnCall is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, but is for information purposes only. You assume full responsibility for the health and well-being of your family. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical or psychiatric condition.