How American Cancer Society helps Holmes County

Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 07:30 AM.

“You get to thinking that all life’s little issues are so important,” said Bullington. “There’s meetings and schedules and appointments and they’re all so very important until you gain perspective from some of these women who come in who are truly living their lives to the fullest each day and suddenly you see what in life truly matters.”

Bullington and Mayfield shared a story about an elderly woman in her mid 70s that came in after much cancer treatment and was looking to get a wig to replace the hair she had lost.

“Originally she had this neat salt and pepper hair and we fitted her with hair that was really close to what she had before,” said Bullington. “Her husband was sitting in their vehicle with a magazine waiting and when she first came out with her wig he just glanced up and said that it was nice and went on reading.”

Bullington said she went back in and decided to go with a wig much like ‘70s model and actress Farrah Fawcett.

“When she walked out with that wig on he put down his magazine, he came out of the car and his eyes lit up,” said Bullington. “The first words that came out of his mouth were ‘you are beautiful!’”

Mayfield explained that the most that women are looking for when they come to The Closet is to feel normal again; “to feel like a woman again.”

Mayfield said that her first experience was with a woman who had a radical Mastectomy, which is where they surgically removal of one or both breasts, partially or completely.

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