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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:51 PM
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Behind every cloud is a silver lining
I called my sis in Atlanta today to see if they were affected by the horrible weather. They were fine. We chat for ages and she gave me a lovely story about my five year old grand niece aka Madame Gorgeous. Madame Gorgeous was watching a program on TV about kids with cancer. She was deeply moved. That night she asked her dad to make a 'pointment' with her hairdresser for her since she wanted to cut her hair. She didn't tell him why. Her mom made the appointment the next day and MG gave the hairdresser instructions - put my hair in a ponytail and cut it off because I want to send it to a little girl who has cancer.

We are so proud of little Madame Gorgeous. It was her idea from start to finish. There is hope. I am too thrilled. :D
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:53 PM
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1. great story; sometimes the 5 year olds have more sense than we do! nt
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:56 PM
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2. Isn't that the truth
I'm so proud oh her.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:58 PM
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3. Great story My Friend
About 25 years ago my stepmom was dying of cancer and took chemo and lost her hair. My wife took her shopping for a wig and both of them got one and did each other's new hair. It was a wonderful time for all of us.

Your grand niece is a champ.

We meandered to the quarter today and I pigged out on fried shrimp and fried okra and an incredible order of potato salad at Pralines on Frenchmen "The Best Soul Food in New Orleans." Lord I was transplanted to heaven if only for a short period of time. My wife got their baked chicken (I had a few nibbles.) With the exception of my Grandmom's it was the best chicken on the planet.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:08 PM
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9. That food sounds delish
I could pig out on some of that right now. :hi:
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:58 PM
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4. Very cool! My sons have each grown 10" ponytails...
...to donate to Locks of Love ~ such a wonderful cause! Last summer my husband decided to get in on the act and is about ready to donate his first ponytail.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:09 PM
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10. That's the name of the institution
Really cool. Hug those sons. :hi:
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:59 PM
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5. that reminds me
my son's hair is still on the dresser in the bedroom waiting to be sent to locks of love.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:10 PM
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11. Send it
Looks like the kids are really cool :D
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:59 PM
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6. Our oldest daughter has done that
When my wifes friend was diagnosed with cancer and lost her hair through chemo, my oldest who was 17 at the time decided to cut her hair for cancer.

Some times you never know them until they do something like that.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:11 PM
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12. Isn't that the truth
:D
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:03 PM
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7. what a great kid. nt
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:12 PM
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13. I didn't expect that from her at five
Our youngest sis died from cancer in 2005 but I didn't think she even understood at that time.
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:22 PM
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18. young children tend to have
psychic abilities. their imaginary friends many times are their "spirit guides". as they get older they tend to lose that ability.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:25 PM
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20. I think it's as they're exposed to mean and disgusting adults
Kids are the world. :D
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:26 PM
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21. i agree. nt
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:07 PM
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8. Madame Gorgeous give me hope too. Thanks for this, malaise.
:hi:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:13 PM
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14. Yep she sure made my weekend very happy
and so have all these other DUers' kids who have done the same.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:17 PM
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15. Wow, I have goosebumps. Lovely story...n/t
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:22 PM
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17. I had no idea so many other kids were involved in such
a lovely act. Maybe there is hope if we adults would clean up the mess on this planet.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:20 PM
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16. great story....madame gorgeous....lovely
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:23 PM
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19. She really is gorgeous
and she has a heart as well which is way more important.
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:29 PM
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22. i wanted to do that perpetually
cause my hair grows very fast. but it's very thick and has this ability to get knotted and snarled. can't do it.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 09:09 AM
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23. That is just awesome, malaise
Edited on Sun Mar-16-08 09:10 AM by Breeze54
Give her a big :hug: from me and 2 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: from me!! :D

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