November 1, 2012
My daughter Mariah is Cancer Survivor. Two years ago when my daughter was ten she was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. When she started treatment (Chemo) we were told the probability of her hair falling out was 99%. My daughter was horrified. Not only did she have to undergo surgery and treatment with needles galore, but her hair was going to fall out. Mariah is my girlie-girl tom-boy. Her hair started falling out on a Thursday by the handful, I called Wigs 4 Kids and we had a n appointment for the following Tuesday. She played Volleyball that weekend with a bandana on, because she did not want everyone to know she was losing her hair. Maggie the CEO welcomed her with open arms and a smile on Tuesday morning. She was compassionate, yet treated Mariah with respect and dignity. She asked Mariah to see her hair, she asked Mariah if she could cut off the remainder so they could fit her for a wig. (I am teary eyed remembering the details.) Mariah was fitted with a wig that day, which she was able to pick out and Maggie styled it for her. Mariah wore her wig every day to school until after treatment and her hair finally came back in. The ability to go to school, go out socially and not be looked at differently was a redeeming factor to my daughter. I have to tell you, it meant so much to my daughter, the following summer my daughter and her friends raised over $800.00 to purchase a wig for another child, so they could have their self-esteem during difficult times. WE LOVE WIGS 4 KIDS. Maria & Mariah Michalowski
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