Yesterday, I was mistaken for someone healthy who made a choice to shave her head as a statement.
Yesterday, I ALMOST got a free burrito.
Yesterday was St. Baldrick's Day.
The St. Baldrick's Day Foundation seeks find cures for childhood cancer through research so that all children can go on to lead happy, healthy lives. Just a few minutes on their website www.stbaldricksday.org shows the funding gap between money for adult cancer research and childhood cancer research. Money given to St. Baldrick's Day goes directly to research.
The last time I was a teacher, I had a student named Audrey who had Leukemia. As a sixth grader, she was going through treatment, taking a break and coming back to school without missing a single assignment. As teachers, we'd move heaven and earth to make sure she succeeded. Audrey expected none of that. Yesterday, at the St. Baldrick's Event her family organizes, I got to see Audrey, in 9th grade now, with a full head of flowing hair, healthy, happy, and so course, an straight A student.
|My friend Mike, at last year's event|
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE:
|Dan and his awesome wife Nicole!|
|You might recognize these two baldies!!|
OH, back to the free burrito..
Bombers Burrito Bar, across the street from Proctors, offered free burritos to the shavees. Your bald head was all that was need to cash in on the deal. I was tempted, very tempted (and very hungry) to go over and get one but I just couldn't do it. We did have an awesome meal at Partner's Pub, you should check it out!
Pictures were taken from:
St. Baldrick's Day at Proctors Facebook Page
St. Baldrick's Day Foundation Facebook Page