I am shaving ALL my lovely locks off, it does scare me to say goodbye to my hair as I know that it helps me FEEL a certain way each day, it's something I have to express my femininity and FEEL a sense of self. So the questions remains, what will it FEEL like to not have hair?!
The thing is that my hair WILL grow back, which is not the case for all cancer survivors namely my dad.
My father was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma, which is a type of blood cancer also know as NHL (Non-Hodgkinson Lymphoma)
I was only 4 years old at the time, but I remember those hospital visits. Eating cheese sticks lying at the end of his bed, watching TV with my younger sister and mum perched by the side of his bed.
After all the chemo therapy, he was a shell, sunken in his bed with very little left in him. Yet somehow, he persisted, looked into alternative ways to push through the beast. He started TM meditation and truly focused all his inner will power, mindset and strength left in him to beat the big C.
And he did it.
He beat the big C and kept living his life, whilst putting up with the likes of 2 teenage girls who wanted nothing else but no curfews and alcohol every weekend.
Looking back now, I know my Dad's cancer story is one of the good ones, to get past the remission stage and still be in all our lives. I am truly SO grateful and blessed he's still in my life.
But I also want to bring light to those families out there with loved ones that are still suffering with cancer that there is and always will be HOPE. <3
I would truly LOVE your support with helping me reach my 3K Fundraising goal in just under a month - however will continue fundraising until JUNE. This is such an amazing cause and I won't be able to get there without your help, no matter how small or big your donation.
I will be shaving my hair off LIVE via my Instagram when my Dad comes and visits me in Byron end of March 2018, it's going to be a super special balding affair.
I want to give support to ALL that have lost hair through cancer, growing hair back, wearing wigs that we can still BE whole and alive and still have our sense of self - with or without hair.
Appreciate YOU all for reading and contributing! :D
Here's to beating the big C.
Love you Dad x