Foundation returns women's confidence during illness

- A local foundation is bringing beauty and good vibes to change the lives of women going through illnesses.

Sarah McKee was eating dinner with her family one night when her life changed forever.

"About a year ago," said Sarah. "I dropped something on my chest and noticed that I had a lump in my breast and I was diagnosed with breast cancer."

Sarah soon began chemotherapy.

"When you hear, 'you're going to need chemo,' the first thing you think about is that you're not going to have any hair," she recalled.

Sarah got a free wig from My Fairy Godfathers Foundation.  

The non-profit supplies, cuts, and styles high-quality wigs for women going through catastrophic illnesses. 

Andrew Ashton helped found the organization. He also owns LaPosh Salon and has given away 100's of wigs.

"A lot of times when women lose their hair, or their eyelashes, or their eyebrows, they kind of feel that they lost their femininity," Ashton said. "We just feel in our hearts we're doing the right thing, in making people feel wonderful, and feeling confident, beautiful."

Steven Anderson also helped start the program. They call the initiative Crown and Glory. 

"Every woman feels their hair is their crown and glory and so we try and give that back to them," Anderson said.

"It was an amazing transformation, being bald and having no eyelashes, and then, all of a sudden, once I would finish getting ready in the morning, to put the wig on as a finishing touch it made me look like I was healthy again and that was good," Sarah said.

Sarah is done with her treatment and doing well. For more information about My Fairy Godfathers, visit their Facebook page.

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