On Tuesday 12th May 2020 an adorable 14-year-old girl from the Philippines contacted our store.
She immediately touched our hearts.
Quite honestly, she is the cutest and most charming teen I have ever come across.
On 19th December 2019, she was diagnosed with stage 4 rhabdo-myo sarcoma.
This is a photo of her and her mother on the day of her diagnosis. They somehow always manage to smile.
She has had an operation and 12 sessions of chemotherapy but will need 47 sessions altogether. She is having a 3-week break to rest but can not make the long journey home. She is staying at the 'House of hope', which is a home for children with cancer and it is near to the hospital. Then she will have 28 days of radiotherapy. After all this, she will complete the chemotherapy.
The hospital is 4 hours from her home. Her mother stays with her whilst her grandmother looks after her 3 siblings. She misses them terribly.
She is so upbeat it is hard to imagine that she weighs only 57lb and can not walk. Her mother has to carry her everywhere.
Angela dreams of having a wig so she can feel good about herself. Six months ago she was a happy-go-lucky 14 year old with different dreams.
Her dream is having a long, brown wig just like her hair used to be.
Angela loves characteristic girls in fantasy and cartoons like barbie and unicorns. She also fancies herself in a pink and blue wig with pastel rainbow shades. Just like a princess
Daretowearyourhair wig store is on a mission to get her a selection of wigs. We want her to look good and feel good about herself. We believe that being happy is a powerful healing tool. Getting some wigs to sweet Angela will help her on her journey to health.
It is our dream to give Angela the gift of a real human hair wig just like her real hair used to be.
Her father has lost his job due to the Coronavirus pandemic and her mother can not work as she has to care to Angelina.
They desperately need money to fund radiotherapy. Her local authority will only fund half the amount which comes to £1520. Additionally, they need money for transport costs and basic living costs due to unemployment.
We have set up a gofundme page which you can find here: Donate to Angela
Please help us to bring hope and happiness to a sweet girl who is fighting for her life.
UPDATE - 5th March 2021
Angela has completed a gruelling 43 sessions of chemotherapy and 28 sessions of radiotherapy.
Unfortunately, she had just received the devastating news that a 3cm tumour has been spotted on her lungs.
She is a strong and courageous girl who never, complains. She is completely upbeat and always smiles. Here is a photo of her with her mother just after they received that heart-rending news.
Angela does not feel that she can go through with any more chemotherapy. So, now there only hope is alternative therapy.
When I asked Angela what her dreams are she told me that she would love to got to the mall. She has not been since she started chemotherapy. She would also love to go on a holiday with her siblings.
Please help us to raise the needed money to fund the alternative therapy and make some of her dreams come true.
Give sweet Angela a chance to live. You can make a donation via our Gofundme campaign here Donate To Angela