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Breastless in America - Still Waiting with Alisa Savoretti

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Breastless in America - Still Waiting with Alisa Savoretti

Mel sits down with friend, survivor and founder of My Hope Chest Alisa Savoretti. Alisa has a documentary in the works titled Breastless In America - Still Waiting a documentary to expose the problem thousands (if not millions) of mastectomy survivors are facing…living minus one or both breasts, unable to find closure from the disease because they lack insurance or high copays to achieve the expensive and complex, one year surgery. Alisa is starting a kickstarter campaign to help out with the costs of the next round of production and post production.

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Alisa Savoretti founded My Hope Chest in the fall of 2003, after her own struggles with breast cancer. She was without insurance at the time of her diagnosis, and returned to the Las Vegas stage as a dancer 5 months after chemotherapy -- minus one breast and stuffing her costumes. She waited for over 2 years for reconstruction surgery and realized the HUGE gap that exists for women suffering without insurance.

Many breast cancer Survivors are unable to afford the expensive series of reconstruction surgeries desired to return to a normal life. They are left to live in a horrible state. The end result for some women is a lack of self-esteem, enduring depression and many other debilitating facets; an awful place for a woman to be who has already faced a life-or-death health issue!

Thankfully, there are organizations seeking a cure for the disease. At this time however, My Hope Chest is the ONLY national organization focusing on treatment for UNINSURED SURVIVORS. Many of these women want their breasts back but think they have nowhere to turn for help… That's where My Hope Chest steps in!



About Mel Majoros:

Mel Majoros, currently in remission, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.  On a lucky break after her cancer surgery she was offered a job as a producer on a local talk sports show in Michigan where she advocates about cancer and other health related topics.  During that time she started blogging and her blog has been named one of the top ten breast cancer blogs by  She brings a unique perspective to being a survivor, always keeping a positive attitude and an athletes mentality for dealing with cancer and survivorship. Prior to working in radio Mel was a 10 year veteran of the television industry working on such shows as Walker, Texas Ranger and Crossing Jordan.