I posted this photo on Facebook and it made such an impact on the community that I wanted to share it with you all on the blog as well. Since the very beginning of SOS, I have received SEVERAL private messages and emails from women all over the world asking for prayer because they either just found a lump in their breast and were getting the first biopsy or from women who were deep into chemo and starting to lose their hair. I know we are all profoundly effected by this disease either directly or indirectly. When my bestie Heidi sent me this photo of her and our friend Christine- I just stared at it for a few minutes and then teared up. Christine has spent the past year going through triple the amount of chemo rounds. As you can imagine this photo spoke to me. There is so much love, grace, strength and courage all over this photo. The radiant smile on Christine’s face says it all. She looks so happy, vibrant and beautiful!
Chemo takes such a toll on the body, mind, spirit and confidence level. Thank God– hair always grows back, but if you have ever cut your hair too short (my hand raised), you know what a grueling process it can be. With a few fake lashes, a great wig, hat or headscarf, women recovering after chemo should be able to get out there and enjoy life again instead of suffering behind closed doors because of the toll chemo has taken on her appearance.
Heidi, being the creative fashionista that she is, showed Christine my webisode on Hats and Headscarves then helped her create this fabulous headband with hair extensions attached which can be worn under hats, caps and scarves. How hot does she look?! ROCK ON SISTA!
Do you know someone in the midst of a battle of some kind? Financial hardship? Chemo? Divorce? Infertility? Abuse? Help a sista out! Reach out. Hold a hand. Lend an ear. When women support each other, it not only changes us and those closest to us…. it changes the world! When we pour love, support and positivity into others and hold a woman’s hand when she needs it….it can literally save her life. I am SO grateful for my nearest and dearest girlfriends for always being there for me during hard times. I don’t even want to think where I would be without them! I’m imagining myself having not bathed for days, curled up in a ball, hugging a pillow in a corner and sucking my thumb or something. Ahhhhhh– SCARY!
Here’s a repost of the webisode! I encourage you to share it with any girlfriends who are needing creative ways to stay fashionable and confident while they are going through chemo.