Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cancer Survivor Makes Jewelry Out of Pills to Pay Off Medical Debt

61-year-old Susan Braig from Altadena is a cancer survivor who takes old pharmaceutical pills and tablets and mounts them on costume jewelry to create colorful necklaces, pendants, earrings and tiaras. She then sells them to help pay off her medical debt.

Susan Braig was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. “I bought my first round of medicine and it cost $500 out of my own pocket," she said. "I looked at the drugstore receipt and then at the little pills and wondered if they were precious gems."

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