Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Girl With a Big Heart

Meet Victoria. I think she is a very remarkable young lady. We see her and her family nearly every weekend when we go to church. I'll tell you why I think she is so remarkable. She's only 12 years old. A few weeks ago her hair was down to her waist. She had her hair cut specifically for the "Locks of Love" program that donates real human hair to be made into wigs for cancer patients. The expericence of going through and battling cancer is terrifying enough, but to loose one's hair while going through chemotherapy is beyond the proverbial "adding insult to injury". When your whole life is on the line and completely upside down and the future seems so tenuous, it is difficult to find things to grab onto for comfort and reassurance. Any semblance of normalcy is held on to fervently. Victoria's act of geneorsity ultimatley offers that lifeline of being able to feel "normal" for a cancer patient by donning a wig made from real human hair. At least you can look in the mirror and not be traumatized by the bald image of yourself. The hair donations made to "Locks of Love" keeps the cost of the wigs down and affordable. Did I mention that this organization offers these wigs to children who are 18 years of age or younger. To find out more, go to: This is the third time she's grown her hair and had it cut for "Locks of Love". And she's only 12. Truly, remarkable! We should all learn to be as generous as she is of herself. The world would be a much better place! I hope that she will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone to find ways to help others. Thank you, Victoria! : )

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