The following message was posted on a customer’s Caring Bridge Website (it is reposted here with permission). I am so grateful for Amy’s words, and I echo her sentiments. She is, indeed, a special person.
Hello my friends,
I am going to have to do a couple of entries to cover all the love from this weekend. Might not be as funny as usual but full of love and appreciation.
Friday morning had Ray and I going wig shopping. Not a job that many would have been able to do with a friend, but again Ray is different. Through my friend Mary S. I got the name Jan Strassburg. I told Jan that I would be printing her name and received her ok. She runs a place called “Its Still Me”. Many of you might have seen the picture of my new hat with her logo on it. This is an amazing human being. I have said I wanted to know why God picked me and I am now convinced it is because he was going to show me some pretty amazing people and this lady is definately one of them. I am giving her all the props in the world. This is a lady who fought and won a battle with breast cancer, so she knows, but I think it goes beyond just being a fellow cancer fighter. She is just special people. From the first conversation I had with her on the phone I could tell she and I would be fast friends. She is not about selling you something, she is about making this journey easier. She has a great office that starts with just an office where she sits and talks to you and explains the process so you arent facing WIGS the minute you walk in. She is very easy to talk to and very understanding since she has been there before. Empathy vs sympathy.
We spent I dont know how long there, but it was wondeful from the minute we walked in to the minute we walked out. And I did choose a wig which should be arriving at the end of the week. It was not the platinum one you saw pictured. I took a picture of it on my cell phone but cant figure out how to get it on my computer so we will have to wait. Anyway, I just want everyone facing cancer to know that “ITS STILL ME” is the place to go for wig help or even just to decide you dont want a wig. In the beginning I was sure I wouldn’t do a wig, until I saw someone in my drs office without hair and I knew I was just a bit more proud than I realized.
I also want to say that someone graciously donated the funds for me to buy the wig and I dont know that they want it published, but I wanted it to be known that I have more love than I can even understand.
Amy from Burnsville