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Kathy Heide-Wrazidlo stands among the post-mastectomy swimsuits at her shop in Duluth's Central Hillside. The swimsuits are one of her biggest sellers. (Clint Austin /

Duluth business sells breast forms for women who've undergone mastectomies

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Heide-Wrazidlo grew up in the business. Her parents had several durable medical equipment stores across the country, selling artificial arms and legs and other items, so she was familiar with breast prostheses. But women often didn't get the proper fit and privacy they needed in these outlets.


"They go in there and have to ask anyone who is working," she said. "Oftentimes, it's a man and it's embarrassing for them."

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