Saturday, October 17, 2009

Giving What I Had To Give!

Yes, it is breast cancer awareness month... and everything is pink these days. I've purchased a few items that were donated a portion to the cause, but it was things I needed... not really an unselfish act so much. Some times you REALLY want to give and you have nothing at all, right? Well, today while driving home from picking up my food boxes from our church (when I say I ain't got much, I really mean it). I was thinking there was something I had that could actually mean a lot to someone.

I decided I have PLENTY of hair someone really would love to have it, so funny to think that when I complain about having too much.

So I went to Great Clips in Fuquay, NC where my options were to donate to Locks For Love or the Pantene Beautiful lengths project. Now, Pantene does do their wigs for women with cancer in chemo... but the thought that Locks for Love is for children BEYOND chemo... these kids may have cancer, been burned or have diseases that prohibit their hair to EVER grow back, I had to go with Locks for Love. WHICH requires 10" minimum rather then Pantene who requires 7" minimum (for anyone interested in doing this).

Well, here is how I started my day off, and how I ended it:

 
 
 
 
 
 
It look me a long to time to grow all that, and I thought I was going to find this tramatic.... well, in fact I feel wonderful about it in so many ways. I also feel a whole lot lighter!

9 comments:

  1. Bravo,you ARE one special woman.

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  2. Wonderful! I did the same thing a few years ago. :-)

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  3. Thanks guys... I'm hoping I can do it again in a few years.

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  4. Looks good on you Shannon, and you will enjoy how much faster it is to take care of now. I like it!

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  5. Thank you! From a "C" survivor!
    Lo**

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  6. Good for you Shannon!

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  7. Wonderful Shannon and I love the new do.

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  8. Thanks everyone...it was honestly my pleasure and I knew I wanted to do this for awhile now. I just didn't know when until that 'wild hair' crept up on my yesterday morning.

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