Never never never never in a million years did I ever think that The Leukaemia Foundations Worlds Greatest Shave would mean anything to me other than a feel good charity event.
Never ever did I imagine that my daughter, my family or I would ever know, care and love someone with leukaemia. Its what other families have. Not people we know, not people we love.
But here we are. My baby has leukaemia and she has no hair. And every single day we are reminded of that. There is no hiding when you are bald. It is a red flag that the world sees and screams "I have cancer" "I am sick" "I could die"
I can't fix her. You can't fix her. The doctors are doing their bloody best to fix her. We are lucky. Maybs is expected to recover and go on to life a happy 'normal' life. Others not so.
The Leukaemia Foundation do an amazing job. There's a huge amount of information about them on their site. I had always known they were leaders in providing funding for research, information and education but had no idea just what they can do.
Practical help with bills, fuel and food vouchers - unlike centrelink that wont look at individual situations, only numbers...
Transport to and from appointments and treatments - very handy if your too tired to drive to another appointment!
Accommodation - priceless!
And emotional support and counselling - nothing like talking to someone that gets it and is not afraid to talk about the hard stuff.
And the list goes on and on
The Worlds Greatest Shave is 3 weeks away. So this year, support those that are being brave. Like my gorgeous cousin and beautiful friend and her children 13, 11 and 9. All willing to brave the world with no hair to show their love and support for families like us. Anything over $2 is tax deductible. And every dollar counts :)
Please feel free to blog, tweet, facebook or whatever else people do these days to get the message out. The more that know, the more money we can raise and the better support the Leukaemia Foundation can give to families like us xox