Losing my hair was one of the worst parts of the experience of breast cancer and I went through the whole gambit of a bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy and lymphedema.
I knew I was going to lose my hair but when it started falling out 10 days after my first chemo treatment, I was devastated.
My twin sister Diane was relentless in her search to figure out a way to use her hair to make me a hat and and how to keep it in the hat securely.
My hair was too short to use and luckily she had a lot of long hair. We made my "hat hair" in a few hours the next day. I had hair within 24 hours of starting to lose my hair. This "hat hair" saved me from so much mental anguish.
Finding out my sister had cancer was one of the worst days of my life. I was so upset that she would lose all of her hair. I decided I would cut my long blonde hair for her but I didn't know what to do with it. When her hair started to fall out she was devastated. I figured I would have to do something fast. I thought and prayed about it all night.
I came up with a way to attach my hair to a hat. Since my hair on the bottom of my head was a dark blonde we used that and then Denise's hair as highlights and it turned out beautiful.
For months afterward she continued to wear the hair daily until her hair finally grew back in.
Our goal is now to provide a hat hair for anyone losing there hair due to chemo at no cost.