Lisa Morris’ shave page

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Lisa Morris has raised £375.00 of their £500 target.

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Started

15 April 2018

Shave date

01 July 2018

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My Story

For my cousin Joanne, her words tell our story best. “You will lose your hair.” Quarter one 2018 had been what felt like a never ending downward trajectory of doctor delivered bad news since x ray and abnormality but “you will lose your hair” was the first time I tuned out. Instead of listening to treatment options I drifted off into a string of incredibly vain thoughts and questions; ‘without any layers I’m going to be a set of walking chins’, ‘I love Dad dearly but I don’t want to actually look like him,’, ‘what if my skull is really weird? Or scabby? Or both?’ A desperate search for positive, ‘I might save some cash’. Not my finest moment but there you go. Mum spoke to Macmillan and found a hairdresser who specialises in working with cancer patients and my hair was chopped shorter than I can remember it ever being in preparation for it coming out; part empowering act, part fear of a bill from Thames water. I went into hospital and spent my first 96 hours attached to a drip. 14 days later, bang on time the first hairs came out. First just 1 or 2, then handfuls until I sported a never fashionable friar tuck look. The parting continued, well, part until it looked like the Red Sea listening to Moses. Mad professor followed, then combover and eventually a fortnight ago I succumbed and headed down the road to try out skinhead as a look. Good news – skull not that weird. Whilst Britney 2007 was not a look I ever planned on, I have sucked it up confident that each hair also signposts a lymphoma cell meeting an equally abrupt ending. My fabulous mother, god mother and a swathe of cousins however have, with no such silver lining, bizarrely, bravely or fool hardily (I can’t make up my mind) signed up for Macmillan’s BRAVE THE SHAVE, and so for the myriad of family parties that litter this summer, you’ll find not one self conscious female baldie in the mix but rather a cool gang of six. Families can be pretty awesome. Feel free to tell them how great they are or chime in on the foolish/unwise debate below. You can sponsor one and support a fabulous charity at the same time (pick a cousin, any cousin). And finally if you are in Liverpool on the 1 July feel free to pop down and join in the festivities. I think there’ll be some drink flowing…

Supporters

Very proud of you, Lisa! And I still stand by my original comment on what (or who) you now look like!!!

From Mary Walker on 11/07/18

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Great cause, really brave thing to do!!!! Love Rachel, Thomas and the girls xxxx

From Rachel Morris on 03/07/18

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done lisa!! Xxx

From Vicky Emblem on 03/07/18

£5.00

Proud of you Miss Morris xxx

From Collette Denby on 02/07/18

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

From Jen Scott on 02/07/18

£10.00

Well done Lisa, wot a fab thing to do! Wot a great charity! Stu's mum has bone cancer! Love Vicky, Stuart & Megan xxx

From Vicky Reilly on 01/07/18

£10.00

Well done Lisa ❤️

From Jenny Clough on 01/07/18

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

off my bob lisa x x x

From joanne mccormick on 30/06/18

£5.00

Good luck Lisa!

From Helen Tong on 30/06/18

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Lisa 👍😘

From Sandra Cowdall on 30/06/18

£10.00

This is from Lisa

From Terri-Ann Morris on 30/06/18

£10.00

Well done school fwend fwend xx

From Diane Crute on 28/06/18

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

This is from Daisy

From Terri-Ann Morris on 25/06/18

£10.00

Well done...gonna pop in and watch it happen 😁😁

From Billy Swann on 18/06/18

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Sorry I can't be there to support you don't get home till the 5th

From Doreen King on 10/06/18

£30.00

From Anonymous on 10/06/18

£30.00

You are amazing xx

From Paul Grainger on 04/06/18

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck and well done for keeping Jo company! From Diane, Mark & Torben xx

From Diane Ayres on 03/06/18

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

So brave!

From TerriAnn Morris on 08/05/18

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

brave beautiful daughter xxxxx

From paul morris on 08/05/18

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Xxx

From Gemma Wright on 07/05/18

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck and enjoy a summer hair product free!

From Joanne Grainger on 03/05/18

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

From alison wilton on 03/05/18

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

From joanne mccormick on 26/04/18

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid