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St. Badlrick's Foundation

So, it happened. I’m bald!! I thought I would be more nervous than I actually was. It really wasn’t that bad at all! And I feel SO great about it!

Thank you so, so much to EVERYONE who donated. You helped me raise $1040.00!! I still can’t believe it. My heart feels so full with all the generosity everyone has shown in helping me with this wonderful cause. Wow!!

I know you’re just dying to see. So here’s a little before and after for you!

St. Baldrick's

Would I do it again? Absolutely! In a heart beat. In fact, perhaps in a few years (when it grows back enough for me to donate even more hair) I will sign up again. I can’t wait.

If you are interested in joining this wonderful cause you can read all about it here. There are events to participate in all over the country. It’s life changing, I promise.

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Today I am braving the shave! We are heading over to my in-laws and taking the kids to Chuck E Cheese. I figure that’ll keep me busy all day until it’s time to head on over to  Bald in the Boro, our local event for the St. Baldrick”s Foundation.

I will make sure to post before and after photo’s tomorrow, but until then I have something else to share with you. I was going through old blog posts and came across this post (I also blogged about it here as well) about my chevron blanket. I’ve since finished it and thought I’d share some photos of it in action.

autumn wheat chevron ripple blanket

autumn wheat chevron ripple blanket

autumn wheat chevron ripple blanket

autumn wheat chevron ripple blanket.

 Pattern (Free) :: Ravelry Notes ::  And this photo inspired my choice of colors.

As you can see, this blanket sure does get a lot of love! I am so happy with how it turned out.  I definitely see another ripple blanket it my future…

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keep calm and go bald

I have decided to shave my hair to show my support for children fighting cancer. Have you heard of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation? It’s basically an organization that raises money to help fund childhood cancer research.

“‘Shavees’ for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation show their support by shaving their heads voluntarily, and inspiring friends and family to donate money to support childhood cancer research.” –St. Baldrick’s Foundation

I can’t explain exactly why I have decided to participate. I heard about it before but didn’t give much thought to it. Then on the way to my in-laws while I was driving in my car alone I suddenly remembered it.  And that’s when I felt a calling to do it.

I’m doing it for the children. I’m doing it for the parents. I’m doing it because I feel like it’s what I can do, to do my part in fighting this awful disease. I just can’t imagine as a parent hearing the words, “Your child has cancer.”

I have decided to honor Brooke. Brooke is 9 years old and is being treated at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the same hospital Jacob had his surgery at. You can read more about Brooke here.

So, here I am 10 days and  $680 dollars later. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous at all. Because I am. However, I feel like it is the right thing to do. It’s only hair, after all. It will grow back.

Shaving day is tomorrow, February 15th at 4:40 pm.  I’m sure it’ll be life changing. I can’t wait.

bald is beautiful

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