In 2009, hairdresser Lisa started working and training with the charity ‘mynewhair’ to help and support people with medical hair loss and hair loss due to cancer treatment, having felt naturally lead to this during her career in hairdressing.
5 years on from her first day training with mynewhair, Lisa and her family were given the devastating news that her dear mum Susan had been diagnosed with a brain tumour, and found herself supporting her mum throughout her diagnosis and treatment. Sadly Lisa’s mum passed away peacefully on 21st September 2020, 7 years on from her diagnosis.
Mum and I made a lot of amazing memories during our challenging journey and makes me realise how important it is do to this and make the most of the time you have.
Following on from losing her mum, Lisa has immersed herself into her work- a job that she is incredibly passionate about.
On my difficult days, I miss my mum so much but I try and remind myself that there are so many people who rely on me to help and support them. It is not only about how their hair looks, but how it helps them feel as well.
The main aim of Lisa’s job and training with mynewhair is to personalise and style wigs and also to help people embrace a new look and shape with their own hair as their hair starts growing back following cancer treatment, a service that she prides herself on doing with compassion and care for Gemini Hair in Bicester and something that her mum loved having done during her own journey with a brain tumour.
Hair loss is just one of the ways that having a brain tumour can affect your sense of identity. Talk to our support specialists if you’d like some support in adjusting to cope with your ‘new normal’ – call 01983 292 405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org