** Update: your generosity has been overwhelming (as I type through tears). Anything we can raise over our goal will go to offsetting medical, day care, and any other costs Jessica needs while she undergoes this journey.
My friend and co-worker, Jessica Spencer, was unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer in November. She is going in for a mastectomy on December 19th, and will begin chemotherapy four to six weeks later. Because she's young - and healthy otherwise - the doctors want to treat this cancer aggressively.
Last week we went to the wig shop to find a replacement for when Jessica's locks take a leave of absence for about a year. She found a lovely lady named "Gwyneth" (we discovered that the wigs are referred to as ladies) which will be a very good replacement - even colored to Jessica's “natural” hair color. ;)
So here's where you help - Gwyneth will cost $2,000 (which seems like a lot, until you realize how much we spend on our hair throughout the year) and I want to help Jessica take this stress off her plate. Frankly, trying to explain everything that is happening right now to her two-year-old and four-year-old is stressful enough. Cancer is beyond explanation to them - trying to tell them why mommy is losing her hair and why mommy looks are drastically changing is beyond scary - I cannot imagine.
Many of you have asked what you can do - this is a tiny way we can help Jessica to feel more like herself. Anything you can contribute will be greatly appreciated! Let's show Jessica we are her tribe.
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