The Canadian federal government has announced that it will contribute CAN $35,000 (US $35,235) to Lifeart Prosthetics, West St. Paul, MB Canada. The money is part of the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). It will be used to support a research and development project that will assist Lifeart Prosthetics owner Wendy Smith, RTP, CP(c), and clinical anaplastologist, in creating better breast prostheses for women suffering from breast cancer, an endeavor she began seven years ago after she saw there was a lack of options for women who had a mastectomy or lumpectomy.
“This means being able to carry on with my research and development for women,” Smith said. “Each woman is an individual and she should be treated like one.”