Tuesday, July 13, 2010
This is my cousin Wendy.
That is her hair.
Up until this week, Wendy had the most stunning hair of anyone I knew. In her mid-50s, there wasn't a gray hair on her head. Virgin hair, they call it. No dye had ever touched her tresses.
This is the second time Wendy has cut her hair to provide wigs for cancer patients. And, as a celebration of her retirement, Wendy raised more than $8,000 for cancer research.
Just looking at this photo brings tears to my eyes.
Is there a more beautiful woman than someone like Wendy? So selfless, so brave, so dedicated to her cause.
I am proud to be related to you, cousin. Congratulations on your fundraising, your retirement and for looking gorgeous even after your head is shaved.
You do us Hooper dames proud.
In the meantime, see more about her story at her blog. And make sure you click on the link at right, where you can be a part of Wendy's fundraising adventure.