One Month After Shaving For St. Baldrick’s

Shaving my headI was talking to a friend yesterday who doesn’t live close and she was asking me how my hair was coming in after shaving it for St. Baldrick’s.  I thought others might be wondering as well and today just so happens to be one month since that big day.  So I took some pictures of me today so you can see how my hair is doing.  I can’t brush or style it yet, but it is growing in nicely.

Before we get to what you all really want to see I want to remind everyone that I am still raising money.  I have not reached my goal and I do seem to be at a standstill in my fundraising.  I am up to $1,050 which is absolutely amazing, but I’d really love to get to my goal of $5000.  So today while you’re getting some of your shopping done on Cyber Monday why don’t you consider gifting someone a donation to St. Baldrick’s in their name.  It will make the perfect gift for the person who has everything.  Or really anyone who has been touched by childhood Cancer.

But anyways, here is the progress that my hair has made in just one month…

One month after shaving

And in case you forgot what I looked like a month ago, here’s the before and after…

After shaving one month laterAnd yes, I am sporting my St. Baldrick’s shirt today which I received for raising money for them.  I also have a pin which says, “Ask me why I’m bald.”  So it has given me plenty of opportunity to talk about what I did.

So it’s coming along nicely, I’m happy to say.  I’m also glad that I did this on so many levels.  Of course most importantly the amazing outpouring of support I have received especially financially from people.

But like I keep telling people, it’s just hair it does grow back as you can see.  So what do you think?  Is it coming in nicely?

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  1. You are so amazing. I remember when Kelly did it and like when she did it, it sent fear up my spine. I am not sure I could do it, and I’m just so honored to know you. You are such a selfless person. I want to be you when I grow up.

    • I really think given the right motivation anyone could do this. Like I keep telling my teenager I never would have done this when I was her age. Heck, even last year knowing Kelly had done it I thought no way no how would I ever do something like that. It’s a good thing there are people in this world who would and now here I am one of those people. All because I got so scared that it really could be one of my own. When you see your own child’s year of birth with a year of death it just has a way of waking you up I guess. While there are many other ways one of my kids could die this just so happened to be one way I could hopefully stop it from happening to my kids by helping to raise those much needed funds to create these life saving medications. Did you see Abby’s story on my blog last week? It’s on the post about gifts for the hard to shop for. A little girl who went from having barely a chance to live to over a 70% survival rate from a drug that was created due in large part to funding from St. Baldrick’s. It just makes me cry every time. But you know as great as it is that people shave their heads, none of this would even be possible without the donors. Those are the real heroes. I’m just making people aware of what we’re battling against, it’s the money that makes the real difference. So we’re all heroes and are all honorable in our own way.

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