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Breast Cancer Patients Gain Normalcy Through New Boutique

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POCOMOKE CITY, Md - A local boutique in Pocomoke City is working to bring a sense of normalcy to women who have breast cancer.

"During the first year, no one knew what I was doing," says Kim Jackson, owner of Market Street Boutique. Her store may look like any other boutique when you first walk in, but walk to the back, and you'll find a room full of wigs, mastectomy bras, and other items for women fighting breast cancer. She got the idea after her mother was diagnosed and beat breast cancer. She is able to provide items for little to no cost to women through insurance.

While still running her store, she gained the American Board for Certifications in Orthotics, Prosthetics& Pedorthics, INC (ABC) accreditation. "Its a very long process and very difficult process to become accredited. Its taken me from start to finish 11 months," says Kim.

Kim says her store is the only one of its kind on Maryland's lower shore and that the closest other locations are in Newport News, VA, Virginia Beach, Virginia, or north of Dover.

Dorothy Lewis has been visiting the boutique since it opened a year ago, before she was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer on June 30th. She visited the shop on Saturday to buy new head scarves and hats, in anticipation of losing her hair in three weeks. She says she'd much rather shop here, than in a hospital or pharmacy. "This is much more personal, which to me is important," she says.

Kim says business has been relatively slow, but hopes more women will catch on. "I really feel like I am filling a void here in the community. There was a void there for my mother, so I knew there was a void there for other women," she says.

Kim's shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm. In addition to items for breast cancer patients, she also sells clothing, jewelry, and makeup

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