AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Georgia Cancer Center needs to assist women feel beautiful during National Women’s Health Week.
“I am a cancer survivor so I am giving back to the patients and helping them get through what I have been through already”
Meryl Edwards says she misplaced her hair three occasions whereas going by means of chemotherapy and needed a wig. She says the individuals at Image Boutique confirmed her a lot love and compassion, she needed to volunteer.
“By being treated that way I wanted to help other cancer patients by treating them the same way that I was treated,” says Meryl.
And three years later, she continues to be volunteering at Image Boutique to uplift different women and assist them via arduous occasions. Along aspect her supervisor, Sherry Brooks, who has been there because the retailer opened up in 2010.
“Whoever comes through that door, its somebody’s mother, it’s somebody’s aunt, it’s somebody’s grandmother, its somebody’s sister or daughter and how would I want them to be treated if that was my mother or my aunt you know,” Sherry tells me.
Not solely does Sherry Brooks make the wigs for sufferers, however she provides one thing additional…
“I like to make sure they get a good fit,” says Sherry, “not just wear a wig off the shelf but I thin them, style them, and cut them to their face shape so they get more of a customized look”
She says that seeing the totally different sufferers are available and serving to them is her calling and she or he needs to do no matter it takes to make them feel particular.
Sherry tells me, “as far as wigs go, get what you’ve always had or get what you always wanted”
Both add that the objective is to know that regardless of you you’re going by way of individuals are nonetheless there to assist.
“I found that if you get up every morning, and you get yourself dressed, and you get yourself looking as well as you can, even if you feel like you don’t want to,” Meryl tells me, “Thats makes you get through the day that much better”
The Image Boutique is open to the general public in case you are in want of steerage about relations going by way of remedy as nicely.