Operation Pink Chairs offers you a more comfortable, supportive way to recover from breast cancer surgery.
We understand there are many mental, emotional and physical challenges that accompany breast cancer. Post-surgery healing shouldn’t be one of them! We’d like to partner with you in your recovery by offering a free 6-week reservation of a recliner so you can recover more comfortably while gaining your strength back after surgery.
We’ve removed the hassles for you. Just reserve your chair and it will be delivered, sanitized and placed wherever you would like in your home for 6 weeks.
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Creating Operation Pink Chairs
After seeing her mother Amy’s journey through breast cancer and recovery, Williamson County student Olivia Bratcher saw a need and found a sustainable solution as she works toward achieving her Girl Scout Gold Award.
Community partner Head Springs Depot, a Franklin, TN furniture store, is partnering with Olivia and the Williamson Medical Center Foundation to store, sanitize and deliver recliner chairs for the complimentary 6-week program.
Heal, recover and regain your strength with more comfort and support by reserving your chair.
Williamson County resident Angie faced a double mastectomy with only a few weeks notice. In her recovery she was gifted a recliner that became a refuge and a nest, and her most comfortable place to be. That chair was passed around to more than 12 women, one of whom was Amy, Olivia’s mother. When Amy wanted the chair after reconstruction it had already been promised to someone else, and that’s when Olivia sparked the idea for Operation Pink Chairs.
- My name is Amy Bratcher. When I was 47 years old, I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. The cancer was found during my yearly mammogram and due to its scope and size, my doctor recommended a bilateral mastectomy. On September 16, 2020, I had the first of several surgeries. As I prepared for my surgery, the breast health navigators and my surgeon recommended I use a recliner chair during my post-surgery recovery. I did not own a recliner but was lucky to have a friend who had undergone a similar surgery several years earlier. <Read more>
- My name is Angie Wesley. I’ve been aware of breast cancer all my life. My maternal grandmother was diagnosed when I was only 8 years old. She lived a full life after a mastectomy until she recently died at age 93. My mother discovered a tumor at age 47 but didn’t live to see old age. After mastectomy and treatments, she passed away when she was only 54. I am the oldest of 3 girls and was always trying to do the “right” things to avoid the same diagnosis, but at age 44, a biopsy confirmed breast cancer. <Read more>
- Leslie’s cancer journey began in May 2015 when she was diagnosed with early stages of breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy in June 2015 and started chemotherapy in July of that year. As anyone with a cancer diagnosis knows, it’s easy to fall into fear. Leslie put this quote by Renee Swope on her Caring Bridge site, “I want to be a woman who overcomes obstacles by tackling them in faith instead of tiptoeing around them in fear.” Leslie did just that! <Read more>
- My mother’s name is Marie Hazel (Hahn) Snakenberg. She has lived her entire life in Sigourney, Iowa. She raised three sons with her husband Mel Snakenberg, WWII Navy Veteran. They lived on the family farm which was started by the Snakenberg Family in 1843. <Read more>
- Dr. Rebecca Baskin is a breast cancer survivor as well as a breast surgeon and breast health specialist at Williamson Medical Center. Through her personal experience with treatment, she has tailored her practice to focus on surgeries and treating issues of the breast with a compassionate and understanding approach. As a survivor herself, she understands the challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis and the treatment that follows, so the care she provides throughout her patients’ journeys is especially important for Dr. Baskin and her team. Dr. Baskin is also Amy’s (the mother of Olivia Bratcher, founder of Operation Pink Chairs) doctor and a big inspiration behind the project.