Three-time cancer survivor turns attention to helping others


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Three-time cancer survivor turns attention to helping others

By Carole Meekins. CREATED Nov 4, 2013

GLENDALE - She survived 3 different breast cancer scares, and now a Glendale woman has turned her attention to helping others. That's why she is Positively Milwaukee.

We first introduced you to Mary Butler back in 1993. She talked to us about undergoing a mastectomy at the age of 33. She told TODAY's TMJ4, "My concern was that I was going to die."
Fast forward 20 years, and Mary has a new tale of survival. After being diagnosed with two new cancers, Mary underwent her second mastectomy in 2007.
Today, Mary's health is fine and cancer free. But Butler understands what women go through when they're told they have breast cancer. She shares, "You hear this word, and you say 'oh my Lord what do I do?'"
That's why she's started a business called "W.I.L.L" or "Wrapped in Lots of Love.". Butler's pajamas are meant ot be fun, playful, and roomy enough for post surgery patients.
There are whimsical themes, like "No Place Like Home," with a Wizard of Oz feel, or her Peppermint Stick pajamas, with a festive holiday feel. They use velcro to close to make it easier on those who've undergone surgery.
Thru W.I.L.L., Butler hopes to offer patients comfort - much like when she shares her personal journey. Mary Butler is living proof that you can survive breast cancer more than once, and still have a good life.
For more information on W.I.L.L and Mary's  speciality pajamas you can call, 414-332-3311
Carole Meekins

Carole Meekins

Carole Meekins is the longest tenured 10:00pm anchor in the Milwaukee market. She has been at TODAY'S TMJ4 since November of 1991.