Nicole’s Big Decision…
Nicole made a big decision in her life and while it may seem like no big deal to others for her I’m sure this must have been huge. Nicole was starting to get headaches… I thought oh, please, don’t let something else be wrong. I noticed that her forehead sinuses (which I believe are the frontal sinuses) have developed as this is where the headaches would originate. Nicole had a different opinion. Nicole has very long hair that reached her bottom… basically she could sit on it. It has taken her whole life to get it that long. She’s only had it cut once (other than a trim) when we had a bout of lice when she was in third grade or so. Her reasoning was her hair was giving her the headaches. She has been blessed/cursed with a lot of hair whether it is length or thickness.
Nicole decided that she wanted to get it cut. She didn’t want a trim either. She wanted to donate her hair to Locks of Love which is an organization that provides wigs (from human hair) for children up to 18 who have lost theirs for whatever reason. The criteria is you must have 10 inches of hair to donate.
We headed for Great Clips which will cut your hair free of charge when you donate it. It was very emotional for me as I watched them cut 12 inches of her hair. She is very happy with her decision though and I hope that this will give her the encouragement and confidence that she needs to know that she can make good decisions.
I was upset because I didn’t take a picture of her right before she got it cut because I thought I had others but then when I looked back not really. This is the after picture.
Jane~mom to Nicole, 17 yo, VSD, PAH, Eisenmengers, BHJS