This is a guest post by my dear friend and fellow artist Trisha Lynn Smith. Please share this very important post!!!
On August 12, 2014 my boyfriend shaved his head, well to be more precise, I shaved his head! He donated his hair to A Child’s Voice Foundation to help make wigs for children with cancer.
6 months later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
My Surgery (a lumpectomy) was thankfully successful and I am delighted to announce that no further complications arose. As a preventative measure 4 months of chemo and 25 days of radiation was still recommended by my doctor. After carefully considering my options, I made a conscious decision forgo this unnecessary attack on my body and focus on treatments that heal. Treatments that boost my immune system and strengthen my body to promote self-healing and well being.
Even though I have chosen not to go ahead with chemotherapy treatment, I have decided that I would like to donate my hair anyways. I am donating my hair for other cancer patients who (unlike myself) don’t have the option to choose not to undergo harsh chemotherapy treatments. I am doing this for them.
How you can help:
On Wednesday April 15 we are hosting an inspiring evening to celebrate healing. The event is called "Frequency: Exploring the Healing Option" and has been inspired by supportive healing therapies that use light and frequency to heal the body. Healing therapies that I have chosen to explore as a healthier alternative to chemotherapy and radiation.
Because most of these “alternative” treatments are not covered by OHIP, we will be fundraising for my continued healing journey and selling one of a kind original artwork focused on healing sound frequencies created by my partner and successful artist, Sanjay Patel. Check out this sneak preview to check out his work: http://youtu.be/cMhKBlkdWOw
Please share this event and come out for a night filled with art, music and friends. Even if we haven’t met yet, your presence would mean the world to me: https://www.facebook.com/events/1624170847816588/
If you are inspired to donate now, or can’t attend the evening, follow the link to our online campaign http://www.gofundme.com/prt9iw
Thank you for listening and for supporting my healing journey!
Selina Jane Eckersall is a content marketing strategist, freelance writer and entrepreneur living and working in Burlington ON. Selina is the Executive Director of No Vacancy.