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Shootout helping raise money, awareness for women's healing services

Inside Out Foundation helping West Texas women heal Inside Out Foundation helping West Texas women heal
West Texas Shootout 2016 West Texas Shootout 2016
Alexis Arnold, Inside Out Foundation Alexis Arnold, Inside Out Foundation
Inside Out Foundation helping West Texas women heal Inside Out Foundation helping West Texas women heal
Inside Out Foundation helping West Texas women heal Inside Out Foundation helping West Texas women heal
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Thousands of South Plains women are finding healing after surviving traumatic events such as cancer, abuse, burns and other diseases. The Inside Out Foundation is helping make that possible.     

The Inside Out Foundation's goal is to equip women with aesthetic products and emotional healing services, for free. This weekend the foundation is holding a West Texas Shootout fundraiser to raise money and awareness.

Pamela Cook, a woman who benefited from the Inside Out services about 4 years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer says, "At first when you find out you have cancer, you're in disbelief. You think maybe the test was wrong and then they keep doing the test you find out you actually have this. Then the ball gets rolling. They start sending you to surgeons, different biopsies. And then all of a sudden they're asking you, do you want reconstruction? You're like, are you thinking to me? You are terrified." 

The foundation was created 4 years ago, co-founder Alexis Arnold says, "That's somebody's mom, someone's sister, someone's aunt." But she believes even though they serve women, it is important the men know about their services too. "So if your neighbors, your sister, your mom is going through this you need to know we exist so we can provide these services to that person special to you." Arnold says. "We get to bless women.... we provide ascetic services that include wigs, prosthetic breast forms, skincare and cosmetics for women going through traumatic events of all kinds."

Pamela is cancer-free and a board member for the foundation now. "I've said it before, I think I've been touched by angels." Pamela says, when this journey starts with you you don't realize that your husband or your boyfriend is part of this journey. It impacts them in a big way." 

The emotional battle Pamela faced pushed her closer to the women working to help each other, and she says she's found strength to do things she never thought she would. "Four Years later... I'm okay. Am I changed? Yes." but because of the people she has met through the Inside Out Foundation they can walk through the process with her and mentally and physically encourage her. "I would have never dreamed I'd be at a shooting range..and here I am!"

On September 6th, Pamela celebrates her 4 year cancer free anniversary! The foundation is celebrating emotional healing like Pamela's, and raising money so they can keep doing it for thousands of more women. 

For more information: http://theinsideoutfoundation.org/

Saturday's event is at the Lubbock Shooting Complex at the Hub City Clays. The address is 1475 County Road 1, located South of Lubbock.

Registration is at 8 a.m. and the cost is $75 for each participant. 

Contact the Inside Out Foundation to register: 806-677-3582 or theinsideoutfoundation@gmail.com 

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