Since then, Caroline, also known as the Princess of Jerome Street, has undergone several surgeries, six weeks of radiation and must undergo 45 weeks (nearly a year!) of chemotherapy.
As someone who faced over 10 straight years serious illness and hospitalizations (over 70) and has had 35 surgeries, I understand all too well the pressures that Caroline and her family face. It's not a pretty picture.
An on-going illness of any sort doesn't just affect the patient. It affects every member of the family, Caroline has 2 older brothers and two mothers who must bear the burden with her. It's not just the sickness, but the constant trips to the hospital and doctor's offices, the never-ending pain, the fear of what tomorrow will bring, the answering "How are you doing?" twenty times a day, and of course, the medical bills. Families who remain intact after such an emotional battle all deserve credit and respect.
Because I can identify with Caroline and her family, my heart not only aches for them, but staying true to who I am and the passion that fills within me, I want to help them. I was pleased when Mensch71 passed along the news that a fundraiser had been planned for Caroline.
If you're in the area, please stop by, say hello, and give of yourself what you can for Caroline and her family.
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(chroma)615 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912
Come and get your haircut by one of Chroma's 8 stylists. All proceeds will go to the Thomas family for Caroline's medical expenses.
Donations will also be taken for Locks of Love.
There will be hourly door prizes and light snacks and beverages.