PreciousSurvivors

Supporting Breast Surgery Patients

Groveland, California

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Announcement    Welcome to Precious Survivors, where we offer handmade, personal gifts for surgery patients. My line of breast surgery gifts is specially made to bring smiles and comfort during times when both are hard to come by.

After retiring from a long career in global marketing and following my second breast cancer diagnosis in 2011, I had a double mastectomy and reconstruction. Having discovered that I passed the BRCA2 gene mutation to my then-21-year-old daughter, she had a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction on her Spring Break of her senior year of college (instead of celebrating with her friends on a holiday).

I started this shop to provide comfort and smiles to surgery patients. I am an artist and a craftsman, living in the Sierras near Yosemite National Park. A two time breast cancer survivor, I maintain my health by kayaking, walking, hiking, and exercising my 60-pound Labrador puppy.

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Last updated on Feb 13, 2020

Welcome to Precious Survivors, where we offer handmade, personal gifts for surgery patients. My line of breast surgery gifts is specially made to bring smiles and comfort during times when both are hard to come by.

After retiring from a long career in global marketing and following my second breast cancer diagnosis in 2011, I had a double mastectomy and reconstruction. Having discovered that I passed the BRCA2 gene mutation to my then-21-year-old daughter, she had a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction on her Spring Break of her senior year of college (instead of celebrating with her friends on a holiday).

I started this shop to provide comfort and smiles to surgery patients. I am an artist and a craftsman, living in the Sierras near Yosemite National Park. A two time breast cancer survivor, I maintain my health by kayaking, walking, hiking, and exercising my 60-pound Labrador puppy.

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About PreciousSurvivors

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Marketing Globetrotter Turns Can-Do Artist and Gift Matchmaker

When my gig as Chief Marketing Officer of the Almond Board of California was up at the end of 2010, it took me the better part of a year to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. The ripe old age of 59 apparently seems ancient to most recruiters and to tell you the truth, it's been hard to get excited about jumping back into the globetrotting corporate slog. It was a wonderful 30 years and it's reinvention time.

My husband and I moved from our mountain home near Yosemite to Southern California to be close to high-quality healthcare (for my husband) and to our daughter (for both of us). In September, 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time and when I discovered I had passed the dreaded BRCA-2 gene mutation along to my daughter, she and I had back-to-back (or, in this case, "front-to-front") bilateral mastectomies and reconstructions. Hers was prophylactic, but she was just 21. How fortuitous that we moved to LA when we did.

I started this shop following my second bout with breast cancer and have been so gratified by the experience. Precious Survivors continues to provide rich fulfillment through the interaction with strong and wonderful women who are going through the breast cancer journey, and their friends and loved ones who are trying to find ways to provide comfort following their surgeries.

I now realize just how much I enjoy creating things that give comfort and joy. Precious Survivors is my outlet for creativity and my passion for helping other people who have been touched by breast cancer. It's a bit of extra money that helps me "pay it forward" by helping non-profits like the Los Angeles Pink Dragons and Bright Pink Foundation raise much-needed funds. I hope you find the perfect gift at Precious Survivors, whether for yourself or a loved one!

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  • Shirley Horn

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Painter, Seamstress, Craftsperson

    I'm a retired career marketing executive who loves to create things that give people pleasure, comfort, and inspiration. I hope you find something that makes you smile.

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