Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Beauty Within Awareness Event

I received an email the other day requesting my help so I told her I would post this email. I don't have any more information on the event but as soon as I get more information I will post.

Natalie~ Hi! My name is Natasha Hernandez my mom was recently diagnosed with type 4B endometrial cancer. The doctors told us that this type of cancer is one of the worst cancers there are and that it is not curable but they would do their best to control it. From the looks on their faces it looked like odds were not good for her making it. My mom is a fighter and a strong believer of miracles (as am I.) My brother & I stepped out to talk to the doctors and find out how long they thought she had left. They told us she might not make it to 5 years. My mom doesn't know we talked to them, she doesn't want any negative ideas in her head. She believes (as do we) that she is going to survive and that this is just an obstacle she has to over come in this life.
Our family has learned a lot from her about staying positive and keeping faith. She has had her 2nd chemo-therapy appointment which has made her hair fall out left and right from one of the MANY side effects of chemo. She was having a really hard time with the hair especially. In general most women think of their hair as a security blanket and with my mom that was the case. She couldn't take it falling out everywhere and having bald spots. As we were preparing to shave her head she broke into tears thinking that she wouldn't be pretty anymore. She was afraid that her husband wouldn't look at her the same way and that people would look at her as less of a woman. Of course that was not the case with her husband, he loves her no matter how she looks but the society and pressures of this world needing to be a perfect size 2, long beautiful hair, tan flawless skin etc. makes her think that she wouldn't still be beautiful.
What I would like to do for my mom, cancer patients, women in general and myself is shave my head to show that hair is just hair. What really makes us beautiful is who we are on the inside. We are having an awareness dinner and auction on February 20th 2010 at 6:00pm in Salt Lake City Utah to raise money that will go towards women and their self worth, a portion of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. We will be having dinner, an auction, speakers, and people who will shave or cut their hair to donate to locks of love. I have read over your web page "the beauty within" and I am so happy to see that you are making the same kind of stand!! We would be honored if you could support us at this event. If you have any ideas that could help they would be greatly appreciated! Please contact me as soon as possible if this is something you would be interested in.
With much appreciation and love,
Natasha Hernandez

If you would like more information or would like to contact Natasha, please let me know & I will get you her contact information!

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