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Tuesday, July 04, 2006
CAPS, caps, caps, CAPS!
Ann Cannon-Brown started another design challenge at Elann. This challenge is to design a chemo cap. Ann worked on the turban design shown for quite a while. This is a cause that is near and dear to her heart, and I am proud of her for challenging her customers.
Do patients WANT a cap in a color similar to the hair? I thought the obvious answer was yes, but on the other hand, I would never actually CHOOSE a brown hat for myself under any circumstances. So I ordered enough for two hats-one in a "hair color" and one in a "pretty color". I wonder how I can make this stretchy cotton (just like Cascade Fixation) stand up and hold it's shape without being rough and pokey. Maybe I won't need that capability.
I sketched out a few designs and mailed them off to Camari, who I was stationed with in Germany. She started treatment on her first bout with cancer at 33, and just finished up with a masectomy (same breast, different cancer) eight years later. She's one of my heros, I am so proud of her. I am hoping that she will give me some insight into what she would have liked in a chemo cap, what her friends want. "How can this hat make you feel like YOU, and ready to kick cancer's ass?" The girl has a little experience, and hopefully, she can guide me.