Sunday, February 22, 2015

Brave the Shave...

...chronicles #2

What an exciting week of fund raising & sharing my shavee story for St. Baldricks.  
On Friday, I chatted with a 3rd grade teacher that takes a worthy cause & gets her students involved in community spirit and giving back. Interestingly, my head shaving coincides with a language arts story they're reading about a bird who gives away his beautiful feathers and is afraid he wont be beautiful on the outside but the moral of the story is the beauty on the inside. I'm fired up to see what they do after she told me what the class did last year! I'm 25% away from my goal & I'm thinking of upping my target. In fact right now, Austin is urging me to! 

Making a Donation Page for the teacher's lounge!

I'm humbled and grateful beyond words at friends and family's pure generosity. I was standing in line at JoAnnes yesterday & it dawned on me that I'll be out in the public, with no hair in less than a month, people are going to stare...What do I say? Do I say anything? I was sharing this with Frankie over a FaceTime call & he made me aware that I'd be essentially walking in someone who is going through Chemo's shoes. Talk about an aha moment. But then I get another donation, with a cancer story behind it and I know with every fiber in my body that the time is right for me to do this. Friends ask if I pull my hair back to get an idea of what I'd look like, I'd be lying if I said no! I wake up dreaming about the event too. I'm pretty sure that's normal...well, for me anyhow! 
 Until next time...
Happy (brave the shave) snapping!

Linking up with Barb over at
with her Sunday sundries


  1. Such an amazing thing you're doing Kelly! I'll be watching very closely to see how it goes. Thanks so much for sharing today!

  2. I love the image you've been using with "Brave the Shave". So simple, yet high impact!

  3. You are brave and you are good, lovely documentary of what you are going to do. Thank you for your comment on my blog Kelly, I also wanted to say that Kim does give the PS preset along with her LR so make sure you check back on this at her site.

  4. I'm feeling the excitement with you Kelly....and as far as saying something...I think you will find a way of saying just the right thing and at the right time. Golly, I think you are so cool! XO

  5. You go girl! I think you need to make your goal $1000.

  6. You are brave! I love the story about the bird, so true...

  7. My Aunt Betty said that her whole town participates in this every year. Either they are shaved, they donate or in her case, they make wool caps for those who are shaving! I think what you're doing is courageous and awesome. I don't know if I would be able to do that.

  8. You really are so inspiring to me. I wish I was as brave as you! You go girl..

    Hugs, Linda
    My Happy Place

  9. This is so amazing, Kelly! I don't think I would be brave enough to do that. Major kudos to you! And of course, it's just hair, it'll grow back! But such a wonderful thing you are doing. Good luck! :)

  10. Speaking as a Breast Cancer Survivor - shaving your head will give you freedom - Embrace it - I did when I started loosing mine to chemo I dyed it bright pink before having it shaved. I would shave it again in a heart beat - I keep it short ever since it grew back - no more long hair for me.


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