We understand..

We here at Pink Ribbon are survivors, we are here for you!

 

Our Team

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Pink Ribbon
Boutique

Meet our Staff

Bev

Owner & Cancer Coach
Certified Mastectomy Fitter

I, Bev Ramsey, would like to introduce myself. My background is in Finance and Management, so what drew me to a mastectomy business? It was time for a career change and a business in Ft. Smith, AR, asked if I would be a bilateral model for one of their vendors who was doing a training. I had had breast cancer in 2006 and had to have a bilateral mastectomy. After heavy deliberation with myself about allowing others to see me naked from the waist up, I agreed. After the training, I realized not everyone was a mastectomy fitter and this was a very sensitive issue for most ladies.

In March of 2013, I googled mastectomy boutiques, found Pink Ribbon in Russellville and went to speak to the owner, Carolyn Gray. She had received her Medicare card and was thinking of selling and I said I was thinking of buying, but I wasn’t really. After meeting all the requirements, and there were many, thus the purchase of Pink Ribbon Boutique, January 1, 2014.

I am a breast cancer survivor, who had breast cancer in 2003 and again in 2006. In 2003 I had a lumpectomy and chose no treatment, opting to go the natural route. In 2006 I had a reoccurrence in the same breast, and opted for a double mastectomy. I also had to undergo chemo and radiation therapy. After the 20th radiation treatment I developed lymphedema in my right arm and hand. Thankfully, my oncology nurse told me what I had and sent me to a lymphatic therapist. Lymphedema is another whole story, for another day. At the time of my second diagnosis my son and only child was 9, a 4th grader, and my only prayer was that I would see him graduate high school. My prayer was answered and my son graduated in 2014 and is doing very well. As for me, God has a new purpose in my life and that is educating and helping every woman I can who has entered or is entering the journey I have been on for 12 years!!.

Specialties

  • Skill Set 1

    90%

  • Skill Set 2

    100%

  • Skill Set 3

    90%

  • Skill Set 4

    80%

  • Skill Set 5

    25%

Awards/Certifications

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Maranda

Cancer Coach
Certified Mastectomy Fitter

I was diagnosed in April of 2013 with Stage 3B breast cancer. I was 35 years old. I had no family history of breast cancer. I had not had anything happen to me in my entire life that required more than a bandage and an aspirin. Now I was going to die of cancer. That was my thought for approximately 28 seconds. Then I decided that regardless of my personal objections to poisoning my body, amputating my breasts and cooking myself with radiation, my husband and daughter needed me and I wasn’t ready to leave them. During this time I came to the Pink Ribbon as a patient. After completing my treatments I decided that the best thing I could do was use my experience to assist others. I completed over 500 hours of training and took the BOC test to become a Certified Mastectomy Fitter. I believe that everybody’s cancer story is unique, there is not a one size fits all plan for dealing with it. I also believe that any journey is better with a friend beside you. For those who need a friend, I am here.

Specialties

  • Skill Set 1

    90%

  • Skill Set 2

    100%

  • Skill Set 3

    90%

  • Skill Set 4

    80%

  • Skill Set 5

    25%

Awards/Certifications

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