Now, after months in the hospital, May is home and going through rehab. She is not working, and she will have a big hospital bill, but at least her Daughter Iris has her Mom back! I got to visit May in early December in the hospital, before she left rehab, and while she was having trouble finding words, her smile lit up the room. She looked beautiful, and we both cried as we hugged. I really miss just seeing her and my patients still ask for her, too.
At this point, May could probably use some help. It feels odd to ask for money to help May, but sometimes it really is a wonderful way to show that you care. She will need it for those hospital bills, for helping Iris in high school (college application fees? tuition?), taxes (?I plan to give my rebate to her in April) and generally for getting back on her feet.
May is a proud, strong woman who has always stood on her own, so I know she would not dream of asking for herself. When I asked May if I could do this for her, she again was having trouble finding the words, but said, "I don't know if I can accept that, Doc." You could hear the tears again, but I am sure she would never admit that.
So if you think you can help, go ahead and use this as your moment to give. Forward this invitation to as many people as you can who know her. Use our network to do some good in this little hair world. If this were one of us, I know May would not hesitate. She would help you.
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