On the morning of December 30, 2010 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer. By that afternoon, I was sitting in my Surgeon’s office, hearing the four words that no woman ever wants to hear, “You have Breast Cancer”.
I had two surgeries, and then had to undergo radiation therapy. The Cancer Center in Napa, CA that I went to was great; private parking spaces, fresh baked cookies, lending library, wide screen television, and a staff that was just wonderful. Every day I would walk in and my mood would rise as I was warmly greeted by the smiling staff and the smell of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. But then I would walk into the changing area, and reach into the cupboard to put on my gown.
Here is where the idea for Radiant Wrap was born. Putting on that hospital gown was the one part of the entire process that made me feel sick, because at that moment, I looked sick. My personality was taken away, I was uncomfortable, cold and embarrassed. For weeks I wore those gowns, and kept thinking that there had to be a better alternative.
So one weekend I took a few gowns home, cut them up and designed the Radiant Wrap. The Wrap met all of the requirements for treatment, but at the same time made me look and feel beautiful . It is flattering, stylish, and uniquely designed. Before I knew it, everyone was asking me about it, and that’s when I thought that this could be my opportunity to share, to give a bit of hope and radiance to all of the women in the world who have to go through this experience.
I’ll always believe that out of something bad something good is born and that every dark cloud has a silver lining. I hope you enjoy your Radiant Wrap and that it makes your treatment time a bit brighter.
Maria Lucas-Cancer Patient/Survivor
From a very young age, I always knew that I wanted to start my own business one day. I studied Entrepreneurship at San Francisco State University, and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business.
When my mother told me she had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, I couldn’t believe it. You always hear it happening to somebody you know, but never a close family member like your own mom. Although I was devastated, I always tried to remain positive and supportive because even though it was hard for me, I knew it was exponentially harder for her.
When my mother showed me the gown she made I knew she had a great idea. I wanted to take that idea and turn it into a great business for us. My mom already had a full time job, so I knew I was going to have to work hard to turn our dream into a reality.
I passionately believe in our product and have worked tirelessly to bring the idea of Radiant Wrap to fruition. From seeing what my mother went through, and how it helped her during her treatment, I really know women will find value in this product. I’m certain this can really help women all over the world to feel better, more secure, and more beautiful while they fight Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer is a terrible thing, and our hope is that Radiant Wrap can make that experience just a bit brighter. Please enjoy your Radiant Wrap.