|Dear Tri-City Community, For those fighting cancer, wigs are more than just hair; they provide a sense of normalcy and consistency during cancer treatment and gives some privacy by preventing people from asking questions about their diagnosis. Through the Wigs for Hope program, Tri-City Medical Center has been providing free custom wigs to women undergoing chemotherapy. Unfortunately, as many resources have been impacted, our Wigs for Hope program has suffered a loss of funding.|
|Thanks to your generosity, we’ve raised 30% of our fundraising goal of $8,500. Help us get to 50% by sharing this email or challenging friends to match your donation! Click here to donate on Facebook and share why you’re supporting Wigs For Hope.|
We need your support and contributions to continue providing this service for our community. With your donation, we can help more people like Maria Ochoa.
|For Maria Ochoa, the Wigs For Hope program at Tri-City Medical Center helped her feel like herself again.|
“Before the diagnosis, my hair was a part of my identity and the idea of losing ALL of it was comparable to losing a limb,” said Maria. “I had the kind of hair where I was often asked if it was real. I felt blessed to have such beautiful, long and thick hair.”
“But I kept hearing, Don’t worry, it will grow back. For all the well-intended sentiment it held, that phrase was the most upsetting to hear.”
“My hairdresser and I cried at my last trim at his salon.”
“Only my nurse navigator at Tri-City Women’s Center, Renee Ebejer, understood what I needed as a person, not just a patient. Renee gave a voice to my personal loss,” said Maria. “Renee worked tirelessly to find a wig that was identical to my hair.”
“When my dear friend joined me to try on the wig for the first time, I saw in her face, when Renee placed the wig on my head, that I was restored. This was the Maria she knew. I was still here.”
“Through this whole experience, I’ve learned how to be patient with myself and others. That I can survive no hair. That I define who I am, and that everything is temporary. But the confidence and joy from all of this began with Renee and the Wigs For Hope Program at Tri-City. I am forever grateful for the program and for Renee’s determination,” said Maria.
Helping is simple – all it takes is three steps:
- 1.Click here to visit the Tri-City Hospital Foundation Facebook fundraiser.
- 2. Click the “Donate” button below the Fundraiser Name and select your contribution – whatever works for your budget!
- 3.Share your fundraiser donation on your page and let your friends know why you were inspired to support the campaign. Your selflessness and community support can inspire others!
|If you prefer not to donate via Facebook, you can email Deborah email@example.com or visit the Donate Now page on tricityhospitalfoundation.org and choose “Wigs For Hope Program” as your donation designation.|
|Thank you for your support in helping advance exceptional healthcare in our community!|
From our hearts to yours,
|Jennifer Paroly President, Tri-City Hospital Foundation|
Tri-City Hospital Foundation 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056 760.940.3370 www.TriCityHospitalFoundation.org