Cancer Discussion

Looking Like Herself Makes a World of Difference to Sara

This post was written by one of our recipients, Sara, from San Jose, CA.

My name is Sara, and I am a mother of three. When going through treatment for my Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma my children were 2, 4, and 12. I was hard for me to let them see me. I didn’t want to look sick, and it is very hard to not look sick when you have almost no hair. They wanted to comfort me and be with me. I would have to cover my head with a beanie or a scarf and just say my hair was messy. When I got the wig from Lolly’s Locks it made me feel almost normal again, at least I could definitely look normal. I remember my oldest was the first one to see me wear it. He had just come home from school.

He walked in and said “Whoa mom! I like your hair” He even said we should take a picture. Because of Lolly’s Locks I was able to slowly become more comfortable and was able to actually begin to live through the treatment instead of confining myself in my home in my room. My husband could see the change in the way I felt about myself. I would want to go to the park with the kids, or dinner with my husband on the days I felt up to it. I know it sounds silly but losing my hair was very hard for me. I felt ugly and very insecure. I didn’t want to go out and have people stare at me. Because of Lolly’s Locks, I was able to feel like a woman again. I was able to be there for my daughter’s first day of kindergarten, and my son’s first day of high school without the fear of them being judged because of my appearance. My family was grateful to have me back, and I am grateful to Lolly’s Locks for helping me get past my fears.