In a fleeting moment, your life can change with the diagnosis of an illness. When we hear the news, about ourselves or a loved one, we know life will never be the same. A couple of years ago I decided to support the Leukaemia Foundation by raising funds through the “Be Brave and Shave” challenge. My hair was there one minute and shaved off the next!! ”Fleeting Moments” is this week’s WordPress Challenge.
Apart from the fundraising and support for those in need, I found it was an interesting and emotional experience and one I’ll never forget. It was quite confronting to have such a short crop and although I loved the feeling of a velvet head I did get some strange looks, particularly when I was shopping. It was also really liberating – you would be amazed at how many layers a buzz cut can peel from you. I urge everyone to do it at least once in their lifetime.
Brave to shave my head?? No, not really. I think it is braver to live with an illness, the treatment and the fight for life – that’s bravery. Thanks to the generous support of family, friends and colleagues, we raised over $2000. To find out more about Leukaemia, Myeloma and Lymphoma check out the resources and links here.