When Dana McSwain a girl of 36 lost her hair due to chemotherapy treatments, Mcswain she thought she’d never look or feel again like herself in this life. Thanks to some God gifted generous friends and strangers, however, she now has a wish came true that make a custom wig that fits her perfectly.
In the midst of the worse coronavirus pandemic, McSwain A girl of 36, was diagnosed again with stage 2 breast cancer that had already spread to her lymph nodes, and she also find that she had the BRCA2 gene mutation, which directly means that she is at increased risk for other major types of cancer. With no known earlier family history, the Charlotte, North Carolina, mom was shocked.
She began chemotherapy (Early Stage Treatment) soon after her diagnosis. When her (rich)long hair began to come out in handfuls from her head, she decided to shave her entire head. She start looked for a wig for herself but was frustrated with the selection, finding many wigs to be too expensive and not quite “her.”
“Finding a wig without going on shop is an extremely hard process, especially not knowing where to begin and how much its worth because this has not been anything that I ever thought that I’d go through,” McSwain told “Good Morning America.” “Every wig I put on I couldn’t get it off fast enough. I thought, ‘This is not me. This doesn’t work.’”
At that point also loosing hope, she turned to a local moms’ Facebook group for advice and support for people surviving medical problems. Carol Daley Cook, whose daughter goes to the same school as McSwain’s, saw the post and was motivated to lend a helping hand.
In addition to donating her own hair OMG can you believe, Daley Cook recruited hair donations (a Hair Saloon Expert) from five of McSwain’s friends and one 7-year-old girl. With the help of more donations, Daley Cook then used the hair to get a custom-made halo wig created for McSwain. She decide and personally dropped it off at her house just a week later.
The heartwarming moment of her life when McSwain opened her gift was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube:
“Just putting this on and looking in the camera I just feel this overwhelming sense of like … me that I can’t even imagine that someone can do things like this,” McSwain told WCNC. I was feeling like this thing is happen once in life which she was feeling at that time“Just knowing that each strand is special from somebody in my life and it’s something that I will have forever.”
What a moving story! Kudos to Daley Cook and everyone else who donated to make this amazing gift possible.