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The Breast & Chest Buddy

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People Are Talking!


  • "Love it! I'm in my last 3 wks. Of RT and getting pretty sensitive; I also am short and the seat belt rubs on my neck. I used it today and it helped so much to keep friction and pressure off my breast and neck. I can already tell I'll be using this beauty long after the cancer is dealt with!"


  • "This was a godsend for my mother. She went through her second bout of breast cancer and had a double mastectomy. It really helped her after the surgery until she fully healed. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone going through breast or chest surgery."


  • "This has made traveling in vehicles so much more comfortable after a recent BC lumpectomy & lymph node biopsy. I love that is is Velcro, so I can take it from vehicle to vehicle with ease."


  • "Great item. Soft and provides enough padding to keep seat belt from rubbing or pressing too tightly. Gives nice peace of mind for getting back into the car for trips."

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About Maria


Maria Jiunta Heck, President of Green Gables Enterprises, designer and owner of the Breast & Chest Buddy™, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and underwent a bilateral mastectomy.  As every mastectomy patient knows, our bodies become difficult to maneuver immediately following surgery, and simple tasks, such as driving a car and fastening a seatbelt prove daunting and difficult. 


Because a mastectomy patient may go through multiple procedures over the next 8 to 12 months, it is imperative to cushion the delicate area where a seatbelt rests daily. A pillow is not the answer.


Since no one had ever designed a product like this at the time, she would. Thus, the Breast & Chest Buddy™ was born. Nine years and ten procedures later and Maria still wears her Breast & Chest Buddy™ every, single day. 


No one understands what a mastectomy patient needs like another mastectomy patient.

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What Is It?

  • The Breast & Chest Buddy™ is a unique, patented seatbelt cocoon to better cushion delicate mastectomy and breast reconstruction sites.    


  • No mastectomy patient should leave the hospital or breast center without the Breast & Chest Buddy™ in place.                


  • Designed to make the post-surgical ride home, and every ride thereafter, a more comfortable and safer experience.    


  • Portable, washable, and designed for bilateral use.    


  • 100% American made!

NEW! Port-a-Pal

Port-a-Pal

Why is Port-a-Pal so unique?

What is Port-a-Pal?

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The newest member of The Breast & Chest Buddy family is the patent pending Port-a-Pal.

Port-a-Pal is specifically designed for portable catheter and chemotherapy  patients.

What is Port-a-Pal?

Why is Port-a-Pal so unique?

What is Port-a-Pal?

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Port-a-Pal is a smaller version of the Breast & Chest Buddy, but also crafted with the best fleece fabric and foam and always, ALWAYS USA MADE!

Why is Port-a-Pal so unique?

Why is Port-a-Pal so unique?

Why is Port-a-Pal so unique?

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Our patent pending Port-a-Pal is so special because it features a cut-out, circular indentation in the foam beneath the slipcover.

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Better Together

Why is Port-a-Pal so unique?

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Because we have designed the Port-a-Pal with the circular area cut-out in the foam, it "nestles" your port-a-cath site, rather than sits atop it, which can cause unnecessary  pressure and inflammation.

AND...

Better Together

Better Together

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As with all of our Breast & Chest Buddy products, the Port-a-Cath is ready to be secured around any seatbelt, right out of the package. Designed for bilateral use. 

Better Together

Better Together

Better Together

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Many of our customers simultaneously purchase The Breast & Chest Buddy (to utilize immediately following surgery) PLUS the Port-a-Pal to have on hand when they begin chemotherapy.  

The Chest Buddy for our Heart Patients

Our Breast & Chest Buddies for mastectomy patients  became so popular wiith open heart surgery patients, that we decided we needed a Buddy just for those special customers. The Chest Buddy for the Heart is available in a light gray, cozy green and soft pink.


Simply note the color on your order form, via PayPal.


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Purchase

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Contact Us

Maria Jiunta Heck- President

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Green Gables Enterprises, Inc.

(570) 313-6697 mariajh40@msn.com