I was standing outside in the freezing cold waiting for my son Cale to finish football practice when I decided to walk over and talk to one of the patents.
“I've got to leave soon. Gotta work tonight,” she said.
“What hospital do you work at,” I asked. I remembered she told me earlier in the season she was a nurse.
“MUSC Children's Oncology,” she said.
My heart dropped. I began to think about how much my Mom goes through with Chemo sometimes, and imagined a child experiencing the same thing.
I stood there almost in tears…
“I only see kids when their cancer is bad,” she said.
“How do you do it,” I asked.
“I just put up a huge brick wall, but since I work with children, I can't help but have windows in my wall and every once in a while one of them will show up in that window. If they do and don't make it, it's hard but you've got to be strong and keep on going.”
“I understand. Being a nurse is not something you choose to do, it's something that chooses you. You guys are called to do that, and you all have a special place in my heart,” I said.
We went on to talk about some of the things she's seen throughout the years she's been in Pediatric Oncology.
On the bright side kids are resilient and have an 80% chance of pulling through.
One of the most heart breaking things for her is not only having to see them at their worse, but seeing them without their hair.
Some parents plan Prom's and dances for their kids on their floor and the biggest struggle for them is making their child feel comfortable with hair and makeup.
I shared with her what I do with Lace Wigs and what Nya, my daughter does with makeup. At some point we will be over there to volunteer our time to those beautiful souls!
Being able to help change someone's perception about how they see themselves is what we're able to do as hair stylists, but being able to take it a step further with the ability to create a Lace Wig is extremely rewarding and is unlike any feeling you will ever experience.
This is THE very reason why I created the Lace Wig Training System, to help others learn how to make Lace Wigs so they too can help boost the confidence of someone suffering from a medical condition.
It's deeper than just being able to make Lace Wigs, with that skill you're able to change and individual's perception about how they feel about themselves.
If you haven't head over to check out my digital version of the Lace Wig Training System. With this system you can start learning right now how to make lace wigs for cancer patients, people with medical conditions or just for fun.
But understand that it doesn't stop there you can also make custom closure pieces, frontals and so many other things.
You can find more information here.
Be blessed, Marquetta Breslin