Loretta & Shadow
Hat Exchange Program
while back a woman named Loretta came to us wanting to buy a
hat. She shared that she lost her beloved dog, Shadow, to cancer.
Loretta, too had cancer and was currently without hair due to
chemo treatments. She wanted to wear one of our embroidered
paw print hats in honor of Shadow
Loretta's honor, a program was conceived where we donate hats
to anyone who has lost his or her hair due to chemo.
a gift from their canine counterparts.
For every donation
of $10, we will purchase a hat and have it embroidered with
our signature paw prints.
The hat will be
sent to a hospital of your choice (please be sure to provide
us with an address) or to a local hospital with a card
(see below) including your name reflecting your generous
while ago, a woman contacted us wanting to wear a
hat in honor of her dog that had died of cancer.
herself, had cancer and was currently without hair
due to the side effects of chemo treatments.
recognized the value of a small present to someone
who temporarily has lost his or her hair.
accept this hat as a gift from dogs who are also undergoing
particular hat is compliments of Millie's Million
& the generosity of one of our contributors, ________________.
The woman survived cancer and is doing well!
"When One Door
Closes, Another Opens"
never thought much about this adage until all the events of the past year
happened. I found out in December of 2004 that my best buddy, Shadow,
had cancer and she wouldn't be with me much longer. She was 11 years old.
Then, in April of 2005, I discovered I had breast cancer. Talk about two
I stayed optimistic about my outcome, but cried my eyes out for Shadow.
We tried chemo, then two different prescriptions after the chemo quit
working. She finally died June 2, just once week after my surgery.
Although the surgery was no fun, I was thankful to be able to be home
with her during her last few weeks.
Right after all this happened, I read an article in the paper about Debbie
and her Millie's Million program and knew I had to contact her. I told
her about Shadow and ordered a hat. I told her that I was bald after four
months of chemo.
The rest is history. So, because of two doors closing, Shadow and my health,
another opened with this program. Things really do happen for a reason.
Now many will benefit thanks to Shadow."