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Christy’s written testimonial
“Hi, my name is Christie. I’m 32 years old.
I just graduated from college in May. I started showing symptoms in June,
and I was diagnosed with stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer on July 31st,
2013. That week was pretty much a whirlwind; I went into Dr. Schaefer-
Cutillo’s office, and I unexpectedly spent 8 hours getting biopsies done. I
got my diagnosis, and on August 2nd I started my chemotherapy. And
during that time I kept joking with the women of Specialty Fittings—I’ve
donated my hair to Locks of Love three times, so why can’t I donate my
hair to myself? That was on a Friday, when I got my chemo. And that
Monday, I came in to you guys [An’Tyrice] to donate my hair to myself. I
knew that there was going to be a very short period of time that I was
going to be able to do anything with my hair, so once I did find out that it
could possibly be done, that’s when I made the appointment, and two days
later I came in and had it all chopped off.
Along with a slew of other side effects, everything was out of my hands, everything that I had control of, I was losing control of. All these things were being done to my body; I was getting visible scars put on my body, and this was one of the few things that I could do that I had control over. I was going to cut off my hair before it was going to get taken from me.
I love my wig. It makes me feel like myself, and it doesn’t advertise that I have cancer to strangers. I don’t like scars because I feel like they’re a big bulletin board that let everybody know I have cancer. And I’m not embarrassed by it, but it’s not something that I need to have people know all the time. And when I want to wear my hats, I wear my has, but I feel like myself when I wear my wig. I feel connected to the person who I was before I was diagnosed.
Thank you. Thank you An’Tyrice Salon.
Cancer has a way of trying to define you, but with this [wig], this doesn’t define me. This reminds me of who I am. And when I put this on, and I look in the mirror, I am reminded of who I am and who that person was before I got diagnosed.
When I came in that day to cut my hair off, I was very upset and very nervous. When you’ve always had long hair, it’s kind of frightening to get a short haircut, let alone know that you’re going to be losing your hair and cutting it off as short as possible. But when I came in, Angeline and Janique were so sweet, and they made me feel so welcome that I was actually smiling and happy while they were cutting my hair off. They did the cuts that I couldn’t see first and that helped me have control. I highly recommend anyone that’s had a recent diagnosis to come to Antyrice Salon, see Angeline, get a consultation, and donate your hair. Time is of the essence; I lost my hair within two weeks of starting chemo, and I’m so thankful that I did this, because otherwise I wouldn’t’ have my own hair.”