Angie Chillingworth “Braved the Shave” for Macmillan Cancer Support in Hers and Sirs salon Resolven this week Before the razor began its work, Angie said:
“Why I hear you ask??? Well I am doing this to pay respect to all those who have fought and lost the battle with cancer and for those brave soulss who continue to battle!
I am taking part in this fundraising event to raise money in memory of my mum, Patricia Pennell who passed away aged 81 after a short 2nd battle with breast cancer and for a dear friend who passed away on her birthday this year.
My mum was a very proud lady and didn’t like to make a fuss, she had many illnesses in her life, from shingles to heart attacks and strokes, although she never gave in and would never complain. My dad passed away suddenly on the 19th December 2005, it would have been their 48th wedding anniversary on the 23rd of December, a little piece of mum died that day also, however she remained independent, she moved to Silian near Lampeter which was closer to my older brother although she was isolated and her decline was noticeable, she had had a breast lump for several years and not told anyone, she thought it was nothing, although in reality I think she knew what it was! The lump ulcerated and became an open wound, she was sent to see an oncologist who stated they could not operate or give her chemotherapy/radiotherapy as she had other health conditions which would make it impossible for her to get through it, her only option was an anti-cancer hormone tablet, which thankfully worked, and she was given the all clear a year or so later. I Also moved mum down closer to me.
Patricia,Angie and Katy Angie’s daughter
In April 2017 she had a really bad chest infection and she was admitted to hospital, during her stay they completed tests which sadly showed her breast cancer had returned, but also she had multiple secondary metastases in the liver, she saw the oncologist, a lovely man by the name of Mr Rolles, he sat her down and said, stop all your other medication and go home and have a glass of champagne, there was no treatment and he said she had about 3 months. As my mum only lived a few yards from my husband and myself, I moved in with her. She declined rapidly, but . wanted to pass away in her own home, surrounded by her personal things, she did not want to be in hospital, The doctors at the Vale of Neath practice made this happen for her and I would like to thank them for all the support they gave both my mum and me, it was very hard to see her deteriorating and to watch a strong woman not even be able to feed herself. Each day I would make sure she talked about the things that worried her or stories from her past, there were pictures of my dad and fresh flowers in her view to! It was important to allow her time to reflect on the family she has and also the inevitable too! Mum sadly passed away on the 1st of October 2017 at home with her 3 children and our respective husbands and wives by her side.
During this difficult time a dear friend’s wife was also going through the awful trauma of ovarian cancer, again she was given a diagnosis that the cancer would end her life, she was still so young with much to live for, she died on the 21st May 2018, such a special lady with a fighting spirit, Dee her wife, will be making the 1st shave on Tuesday 30th October at 11,30am.”
Dee starts the job supervised by hairdresser Lucy
Lucy takes over
Husband Pete inspects
“People say to me you are ‘brave’ for shaving you’re hair off, my answer to them is simple, mine will grow back. and I will hopefully be here when it does. All those other people who are fighting cancer and lose their hair don’t always have that luxury, and if I can raise a few pounds to make their life a little easier, then what I am doing is not brave, it’s a pleasure and a privilege!!!”
All gone and still smiling
Well done Angie! Hope you reach your £500 target
If you want make a donation to Angie’s “Brave the Shave”.- click on the link below .
People say to me you are ‘brave’ for shaving you’re hair off, my answer to them is simple, mine will grow back, and I will hopefully be here when it does, all those other people who are fighting cancer and lose their hair don’t always have that luxury, and if I can raise a few pounds to make their life a little easier, then what I am doing is not brave, it’s a pleasure and a privilege!!!”
IF YOU WANT TO DONATE TO ANGIE’S “BRAVE THE SHAVE FOR MACMILLAN” YOU CAN DO SO
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