Recovery in Pink

by The Discovering Alcoholic on August 6, 2010

My wife has not only proven to be a tough soldier when it comes to fighting breast cancer, she has taken on the mantle of an advocate for other patients as well. The harshest stage of her chemotherapy starts next week and instead of allowing her hair to slip silently down the drain she preemptively lopped off her long dark hair to serve as a donation to Locks of Love.

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

She reminds me of my favorite movie president, Bill Pullman in Independence Day, preparing to sally forth against the seemingly invincible alien horde. “We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive!” Not only did she strike a blow against cancer, she got the bob hair style she had always been too scared to try out in the past.

I am always amazed at those in recovery, regardless if it’s from addiction, cancer, or physical trauma, that rise up with such great strength and determination after life has dealt them such a harsh blow.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mary (MPJ) August 24, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Yay for Mrs. TDA and best of luck with the chemo. I’m a big fan of Locks of Love. Good for her!

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2 Jas August 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Thank u Mrs. TDA for your exceptional example of grace and courage. I will pray for u and your loved ones. Never give up.

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3 Zentient August 9, 2010 at 11:54 am

Thanks, Mrs. TDA, for your generosity. The cut you now have is attractive and you have a trendy look! My sister-in-law had chemo for breast cancer, and when her hair grew back she discovered a whole new look that has turned out to be a great change for her, she gets a lot of compliments now. May all go well with your upcoming treatment, may you be healthy and happy, peaceful and live a life of ease.

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4 The Discovering Alcoholic August 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I will pass this along Z- much appreciated.

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