My mom was seeing an oncologist at the Mayo Clinic and had received many different cancer treatments, as she was participating in clinical trials. She was so brave. I had read that there was a center within the Mayo Clinic where you could go and beauticians were on hand to fit you with a wig. I convinced my mom that we should at least check it out.
When we went there, the staff couldn’t have been more supportive. They fitted my mom with a wig (she had lost much of her hair, and although she was self conscious, she was too proud to admit that she “needed” one). They also came out with a box of cosmetics — all Estee Lauder brands. The first thing my mom did was pick up a lipstick and apply it. My eyes met hers in the mirror and she said “I think it’s going to be ok, now.”
That box of cosmetics got my mom through a very difficult day and through many more. I wish I knew the person at the Estee Lauder Corporate office that I could thank and tell them how much that box meant to me and my mom. To people who say that a lipstick can't change a person's life, I would have to disagree. That’s why theBreast Cancer Research Foundation is so important to me. That’s why I blog pink in October.