I worked with a lady that came into work one day with no hair. No one mentioned it, no one talked about it. She was wearing a bandana so we all knew she was bald.
But I have ADD, and not so great control of my impulsiveness. Finally, near the end of the night I asked. “So… can I ask, what happened to your hairs?”
She smiled and hugged me. I was the only person with the cajones to ask. “My best friend is pregnant, already has a 4 yr old, and was diagnosed with cancer, and her boyfriend left her because it was too much. So I’ve been helping her out, being supportive. And I promised her if she started losing her hair I would shave my head too.”
“Last night she called me, crying because her hair was falling out in clumps. I told her I’d be there in 10 minutes. She shaved me first, then I her.”
It’s the most supportive thing she could think to do.
Albany (WeedBlog) - Today, The New York State Assembly will vote on the Compassionate Care Act — A.6357-B (Gottfried), New York’s comprehensive medical marijuana bill. The bill will help provide relief to thousands of New Yorker’s who are currently suffering with debilitating medical conditions such as, cancer, multiple sclerosis, severe seizure disorders, and other serious conditions. Traveling from New York City, Westchester, and Central New York, patients will gather in Albany for an advocacy day and to hear the Assembly debate and vote on the bill. The bill would create one of the nation’s most tightly regulated medical marijuana programs and allow patients with seriously and debilitating conditions to access marijuana under the supervision of their healthcare provider.
What: Compassionate Care NY Advocacy Day
When: Tuesday, March 27th - Assembly Session at 2 PM – Patients and Caregivers Available for Comment Immediately Following the Vote
Location: New York State Capitol, Outside Assembly Chamber, Albany, NY
Who (patient and providers, including):
Holly Anderson, Rochester – Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Dawn Carney - Mount Vernon - Person living with HIV/AIDS
Nancy Rivera - Troy - Grandmother and four-time cancer survivor
Donna Romano- Syracuse - MS patient
Kate Hintz - North Salem- Mother of Morgan, who suffers from a severe and life-threatening seizure disorder
Wanda Hernandez - New York City - Person living with HIV/AIDS
Cindy Tangney – Chester - Grandmother of child with severe seizure disorder; the family recently had to relocate to CO to get their medicine