Lisa  Crites

Lisa Crites

Lisa F. Crites is the award-winning inventor of The SHOWER SHIRT®, the first and only patented, water-resistant garment to protect chest surgery patients while showering. Following her breast cancer diagnosis and double mastectomy surgery in 2009, Lisa was reduced to showering in a plastic trash bag to protect her surgical drain sites. Subsequently, she designed, manufactured, and now distributes The SHOWER SHIRT® both nationally and internationally, to post-mastectomy and chest surgery patients. Lisa was awarded the 2015 InnovateHER winner for The SHOWER SHIRT ® for the Southeast Region of the US, and placed 2nd in Washington DC for the National InnovateHER series sponsored by the SBA, Washington Post, and Microsoft. Lisa received a 2015 Patient Innovation award from the University of Portugal, School of Business & Economics, and requested by Dubai ruler, King Sheik Mohammad, to present at the World Government Summit - Edge of Government exhibit in the United Arab Emirates.