Jenny from New Zealand is the latest recipient of “The Traveling Pants.” The jeans, which got their start from Michigan, have been signed and embellished by metastatic breast cancer patients across the U.S. Now, as Jenny reports, they are traveling internationally. We should get a passport for these pants!
Originally posted on Get Out Gertrude!:
Most of us who are a certain age or had girls of a certain age will know of the book series and the movie ‘The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants’.
So when I found a website called Stage 4 Travelling pants I was intrigued. Shannon took the inspiration from the original “travelling pants” and created a way to support her sister Stephanie who was diagnosed at the age of 30 with stage 4 (secondary/metastatic) breast cancer. Through different forums they had made contact with other young women with Stage 4 breast cancer and Shannon came up with the idea of creating a tangible link between these women spread accross the United States. Using an old pair of Stephanie’s jeans she sent them out for the other women to autograph and decorate. I left a comment that I thought it was a great idea and what a pity they couldn’t come to New Zealand. I only just fit the criteria as they are targetting under 50 year olds – women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. After conversing with Shannon via email we sorted out that we could get them here