What does it mean to me that the Children Cancer Foundation and a number of selfless people who were ready to donate their hair to those in need helped me experience the feeling of having long and beautiful hair?
First of all, it means happiness and the fulfilment of one of my greatest dreams, when I got the answer from the foundation and the wig makers telling me that I would get a wig made of real hair. Such a wig is very expensive and my family could never afford to buy one, so I was overjoyed with the news. I got even more excited when they took my measurements and I could choose the colour and style of my new hair. Although I could see how fast the things were going, it took me a while to realise that I would be able to wear a head of hair that wouldn’t go bust or splinter like a synthetic wig. I feel so grateful to everyone who has grown their hair with such care only to donate it to someone who is in greater need for that. I know it sounds banal but the way I felt when I realised there are people out there who you have never seen, yet they were ready to help you with a problem you have lived with ever since you were a kid and have never been able to overcome by yourself – it’s just overwhelming!
I still can’t fully grasp the fact that I have a wig made of real hair I can put on any time and wear the way I like it. The hairs are still unruly, tend to resist combing, but I like it! I was a kid in kindergarten when I last felt the same way and I was furious. “You won’t be able to value the things you have until you lose them.” This is so true! I’ve heard and still hear people on the street, at school, on the bus and practically everywhere complaining about their hair not straight or curly enough. I always wanted to try what it was like to wear your hair in a bun. Now I know it.
Hereby, I would like to say thank you to all who have made a donation – I know how determined you have to be to make such a decision. Thank you for doing it for me, I will always remember your sacrifice!
Also, I wish to thank the Children Cancer Foundation for the chance and the help. Last but not least, I want to say thank you to the wig makers for their devoted, meticulous, superfast and beautiful work and patience.