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Woman completes 100th breast cancer prayer shawl

Jan Miller has used her sewing talents to bring hope and love to breast cancer patients in South Bend, Indiana. The woman was inspired by a close friend who made afghans for newborns at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, and she decided she also wanted to use her passion to help make a difference. Two years later, she has made 100 shawls for breast cancer patients and shows no signs of slowing down, according Indiana's WNDU.

"I hope it brings them hope, a place of comfort, warmth, solace, and to know that they are not alone on this path that they have to walk - that someone is thinking of them and wishing them well," Miller told the news source.

She contacted the hospital shortly after learning of her friend's charitable efforts. She uses pink as the main color for her prayer shawls, to show patients that they have a strong support system behind them.

Miller has not asked for anything in return and never wanted to achieve any kind of celebrity. She simply loves to bring some warmth to a person in need.

According to, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. 
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