The Amazing Noonie Thompson
The day I finally met Noonie Thompson was a good one. I had heard about her through various friends and she was described as bigger than life itself…
Beautiful, brilliant, funny… mother of 4 kids, wife of DT (a very cool guy) and a radiation oncologist. I just couldn’t figure out how someone could do it all until we met. Then I understood - she had a kinetic energy and warmth that made her stand apart. She is one of those special people who thinks about others before herself.
Ten years later, Noonie is still doing that. She has taken her energy, warmth and experience both as a patient and as an oncologist to launch a company near and dear to her heart. What a treat it is to feature BFFL (Best Friend For Life) on Milkshake.
The BFFL breast bag is the first in a series of products. It is the ideal gift to give a friend or family member who is facing breast cancer. The bag has EVERY single essential item and then some in it.
The bag itself is a keeper – light weight and stain resistant with metal feet to keep it on the hospital floor. Inside the bag are items to treat and comfort the patient. It has everything from a specially designed axilla pillow, to a drain care pack with supplies and instructions, to a toiletries pack with items like a toothbrush, nail kit and eye drops to help with dry eyes after surgery.
The bag retails for $99 and 15% of the profits are donated to Cancer1source.org
Nothing has been missed here. And Noonie is already creating her next series of bags: a bag for traumatic brain injury and a bag for new mothers.
She is on to something, which is no surprise. Noonie is something and someone to watch!
Our favorite questions…. Noonie’s answers…
How do you define "good"? Most important "good" is "good health."
What is your favorite cause? Breast Cancer Research
Your favorite virtue? Compassion, Perserverence and Industry
What is your present state of mind? Fully engaged, fulfilled and very thankful
What is your motto or favorite quote? Pueri Mei Ornamenta Sunt (Cornelia dei Gracci) translation: My Children are my Jewels
What is your idea of earthly happiness? Crossing the Boston Marathon Finish Line (or any marathon for that matter) and being relaxed enough to let my bulldogs lick the sweat off my legs
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully running my legs and my business
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Being a constant wife, mother, daughter and friend