Posted by breathe.and.release | Posted in | Posted on 4:42 AM
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. The way it works is that a person volunteers to shave their head in solidarity of children with cancer, and then request that friends and family make donations to contribute.
You Can read more about them, people involved, and how it all began in their about section. This is such an amazing foundation. They have tens of thousands of people who volunteer. I don't know anyone personally that has volunteered at one of their events, but I do know how much one can inspire people with this act of love.
My husbands mother was recently diagnosed with cancer and it was one of her hardest struggles to lose her hair. She said she didn't really feel like a woman anymore. My husband had long beautiful hair and while she was in the hospital and just found out about everything.. He promised her that if she had to lose her hair, he would shave his head as well. Well... She went through radiation for a few weeks and her hair began to fall out, as the doctors told her it would. She came home one day from an appointment and asked her youngest son who is 17 years old to shave her head. She just couldn't handle her hair falling out anymore. So he did it like she requested, and then my husband went right after her. She was so upset, but him doing that for her was one of the biggest acts of love I have ever experienced in my life. It was amazing!
I know this is not about a child's story... but one could imagine the impact on that little childs life if someone were to do the same act of love for them.
Once again.... this is an amazing foundation. If you know anyone that would want to volunteer please direct them to this site. Imagine the impact you could create on one of these small little survivors.
Below are before and afters of my husband: