Weʼve raised £545 to fund a real hair wig and turn losing my hair into something positive!
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Funded on Thursday, 21st September 2017
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I have recently been diagnosed with cancer. For me, the hardest part isn't the treatment, the needles or the hospital setting. Believe it or not, the thing I am most upset about is losing my hair. That may sound silly or vain, but I'm only 24. I just want to look normal. As a student my 'income' means I cannot access a free synthetic NHS wig. The government do not take into account that my student loan only covers my fees and my accommodation. I don't see any of it! If I was under 16, I would get it for free. I'm still being treated on a 'young person's' ward, funded by the Teenage Cancer Trust. The only reason I am able to access one funded wig is through The Little Princess Trust. I was lucky. Without them I'd face paying £700-£1000 for a real hair wig. There is no way I could afford that. As far as I am concerned, no young person should have to pay for a consequence of their cancer treatment. I want to give something back to the charity who are making it possible for me to walk out the door each morning. Before this treatment takes all of my hair, I am going to shave it off in the hope that it can make a wig for somebody else one day. I'm asking for donations so that I can help fund a wig for other patients who aren't as lucky as I have been. Thank you.
- 1 year ago
Kirstie1 year ago
I honestly can't even put into words just how touched and overwhelmed I am by the support I have received. When I first made the page, I was debating whether or not to put £200 as my target, because I didn't think I would reach it. Thanks to you, amazing people, my donations have just hit £420. I am absolutely speechless. Thank you so, so much. <3
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Sep 4, 2017
Bless you Kirstie it's the very least I can do for such a lovely warm and beautiful person.
Sep 4, 2017
Good luck Kirstie xxx
Sep 2, 2017
Aug 29, 2017
I am so sorry that you are going through yet another devastating knock back sweetheart despite everything else and want to do all I can to help. Wig shopping very soon! 😊 H.O.P.E x x x
Aug 29, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Kirstie, I am so incredibly proud of you, such a wonderful thing to do. Love you so very much beautiful! xxx
Aug 27, 2017
For one of the kindest, most relentlessly brave people I know. You're a star, who so many people love. You're doing an amazing thing 💕 xXx
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
The bunny is much better to look at than I am! You all know me. What you may not know is, I am currently battling cancer. I'm having treatment to help save my life, but it'll mean losing my hair.