Tiffany – HairToStay Subsidy Recipient

I wanted to write and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind subsidy from HairToStay. I was diagnosed at age 31, six months before my wedding.

I wanted to write and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind subsidy from HairToStay. I was diagnosed at age 31, six months before my wedding. If that wasn’t difficult enough, my doctor recommended four rounds of Taxotere/Cytoxan chemotherapy. She told me I would “certainly lose all of my hair.” This was so devastating to hear as a young bride! I have a lot of pride in my long auburn locks! I actually considered not doing chemo at all (I was a “borderline” case) because of this. I just couldn’t bear the thought of being bald in my wedding pictures!

Then I heard about cold capping from a patient navigator, and she told me about HairToStay. Your generosity truly made all the difference, as I could not afford the cold caps on my own. The caps were an amazing success and the fact that I did not “look sick” during treatment really helped me not FEEL sick either! I could go out in public and live a normal life without stares, questions, or pity. This privacy made a tough time in my life much easier to deal with. That feeling in itself was worth doing the caps, but the fact that I had all of my hair on my wedding day was such a true blessing.

It’s been almost 1 year now since my diagnosis and I am currently “no evidence of disease” and my life is pretty much back to normal, without the constant reminder of very short hair. I am forever grateful to you and HairToStay!!!

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