Today, I donated 10 inches of my hair to help make a wig that will be donated to a woman with cancer.
Let me tell you why it matters to me and may matter to you as well. Five years ago, when I was a teacher, one of my kids from the year prior got diagnosed with Leukemia only a couple days in the school year in September. I was fortunate to be able to be one of her private teachers at her home for the year, and see her struggles and small victories first hand as she went for treatments, and eventually, slowly got better enough to return to school the following year.
I only saw her once wear the wig she was donated, but I know that it gave her the confidence needed to go out of her house when she could, and gave her courage to keep on fighting. I am not saying that it contributed to cure her cancer, her treatments and support from her family and girlfriends did that. What I am saying is that I am sure it gave her hope.
Five years later, she is cancer free and has been for a few years.
If you would like to make a difference in someone’s life and give them some hope, you can get more information about how to donate your hair here.
But even better, if you would like to donate to The Canadian Cancer Society to help find a cure so that others can also become cancer free, you can do so here.
Thank you for reading!
*iPhone photo taken by my amazing hair stylist Andrea at Boss Art in Ottawa.