Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Locks Of Love

For five years I have been growing my hair for Locks Of Love. The idea originated when a former childcare client of mine was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer. This is a lethal form of breast cancer with a very low survival rate. When diagnosed, my friend was given less than a month to live and was told to get her affairs in order. This was absolutely unacceptable. She was a divorced mother of a young son who needed her. With much strength, determination and support from family, friends, and community she fights a most courageous battle. She is my hero. She is approaching the fifth year anniversary of her diagnosis, she has defied the odds. In honor of you my friend, my hair was cut today. Fourteen inches of hair will be donated to Locks of Love, enough I'm told for three wigs. I feel honored to be able to contribute, to put a smile on an innocent child's face. Tomorrow the battle continues, not only for my friend but the many others who are struck down by this hideous disease.

6 comments:

Cedar ... said...

oooohhh.... so nice. Best wishes to your friend for many more years with her son and friends and family. And to you,.. thank you!

Eve said...

You are beautiful Julie!!!

Jenny said...

This is the most humbling post I've read! I think you're a special person and my best wishes go to your friend

Leslie said...

What beautiful hair you grow! That is such a nice thing to do for others in honor of your friend. My best wishes to your friend, she's an inspiration.

Kritter Keeper said...

you are definately a good soul and i am glad you blog! what does your friend do to fight her battle? special foods, supplements,etc.? i pray she will overcome the cancer. i still don't understand why there is no cure...i have some ideas, though...

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Julie - this is incredibly generous for you to do! Congrats to your friend on her 5th anniversary - may she continue to thrive.
Do we get to see an "after cut" picture? :-)