Sandra Coleman, 60, of Fredericton, was diagnosed with breast cancer in March, 2014. After weeks of treatment and feeling tired and sick, she thought she would never feel normal again. Then she heard about the Canadian Cancer Society’s wig program after attending a Look Good Feel Better workshop.
“After I was diagnosed with cancer, I decided to be very proactive. I started taking steps so I would be less afraid. I contacted Look Good Feel Better and they referred me to the Canadian Cancer Society for a wig.”
Sandra went for a personal consultation at the Canadian Cancer Society’s district office in Fredericton and was able to choose a wig from a wide variety of styles and colours. She chose one in medium brown, with red and copper highlights. Immediately she felt uplifted.
“I love it! Nobody would ever guess my hair is buzzed off. It makes me look more like myself.”
The Fredericton Community Foundation provided a grant to the Canadian Cancer Society so that they could purchase 37 wigs for people from our community who are undergoing cancer treatments.
Sandra, who was treated for skin cancer seven years ago, has a family history of breast cancer. Her mother is a survivor, and her aunt and great grandmother passed away from the disease. Sandra is grateful for the support programs and services offered by the Canadian Cancer Society.
“A cancer diagnosis is a very lonely, lonely thing. Even though you have people around you who love you and support you, they don’t understand what I’m going through. The Canadian Cancer Society helped me feel like myself again.”