Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

30 06 2012

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.

Buzz cut: all in a good cause

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.

Shave in progress – my hair was gone in a flash!

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.





13 responses

30 06 2012

Brilliant thing to do!

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30 06 2012

That’s great!

1 07 2012
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1 07 2012

Good effort and kudos for the sharing the after shot! A applaud your effort. 🙂

5 07 2012

Thanks E!

19 07 2012

Sorry about the missing words and mix ups… I was pretty tired when I wrote this… So here’s another go: Good effort and kudos for sharing the after shot of your commitment to a fundraising cause! I applaud your effort. 🙂

2 07 2012

You are an inspiration Louise.

3 07 2012
ioanna aggelidaki

well said Madhu!

5 07 2012

Thanks Madhu 🙂

4 07 2012
The Retiring Sort

Great post – I think I speak for all cancer survivors when I say thanks for your empathy!

5 07 2012

Hey, great to hear from you – hope you’re doing okay!

5 07 2012

although i follow your blog it does not show in my reader …. i might try unsubscribing and resubscribing to see if that helps … all your posts are so interesting louise 🙂

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