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Stoddard County native shares her story, invention with the world

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Stoddard County native Lisa Crites (right) is pictured with host Danielle Knox on the set of Lifetime Television's "A Balancing Act." A breast cancer survivor, Crites was invited on the show to share her story and her new mastectomy invention designed to help breast cancer patients. The episode aired this morning but is available for viewing on the show's website, www.thebalancingact.com. Submitted photo
SIKESTON -- Looking to help other women feel better about themselves after having their breasts amputated, former Stoddard County resident and breast cancer survivor Lisa Crites came up with The Shower Shirt.

Crites, who lives in Cocoa Beach, Fla., created the water-resistant garment after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy herself in May 2009.

"The most exciting component of the shirt is it focuses to protect women. The secondary focus is they can wear it later to signify survivorship," said Crites said, noting The Shower Shirt's design looks like a velour-type jacket.

To coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Crites appeared on today's episode of Lifetime Television's "The Balancing Act," which aired from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.

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