OHTS CAD Students Make Pillows for
CAD Fashion Design students at Oxford Hills Technical
School made comfort pillows and donated them to the
Women's Imaging Center/Reach for Recovery at Stephens
Memorial Hospital. The pillows were an end of the
year project for first year students in the program and
the brainchild of Lori Akerberg, Ed Tech/Teacher and a
breast cancer survivor.
class fashion show over, Akerberg thought making pillows
for SMH would be a nice project for students, both to
bring breast cancer awareness to the students and also
do something to benefit the community. Of this
idea, she stated, "This class is mostly young
women. This was a fun project that provided a
service to the community but also brought awareness to
this disease that some of the student might not have
Laliberte, RTRM, from the Women's Imaging Center and the
Reach to Recovery representative at SMH and Tim Ingram,
Director of Clinical Diagnostics went to the technical
school to pick up the pillows and were very appreciative
of the donation. Laliberte plans to give these
pillows out to patients for day use, and give a smaller
pillow from the American Cancer Society for night time
use. The pillows the students made have a Velcro
strap that can be put over the shoulder to hold it in
place during activity.
Laliberte and Akerberg are already
discussing plans for future classes to make more pillows
for the hospital in an ongoing partnership.
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Photo Caption: front
l-r Mariah Kimball, Lindsay Fox, Emily Thomas, Aubrey
Anderson, Rachel Strauss.
Back l-r: Nick Frank,
Eileen Laliberte, Tim Ingram, and Lori Akerberg.
Absent: Heather Olmstead.