Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Wigs for Children - Lucy's Story

Last month we told you about the heart warming story of Lucy, a girl aged 15 who has lost her hair due to chemotherapy and radio therapy treatment which caused permanent hair loss. At the time we published our last article we only had a few pictures and words from Chris Baguley, who is responsible for creating these beautiful handmade wigs for children like Lucy for Little Princess Trust.

This month we have a full testimonial from Lucy's mum along with pictures to show the level of detail and quality that has gone into making her new hair. This level and quality is always achieved in Chris's work which he usually provides to men and women with hair loss at his salon in Cheshire, however after becoming a registered member of Little Princess Trust he is now able to provide his skills to children under 18 with hair loss.

Little Princess Trust pay Chris to create wigs or hairpieces using 100% human hair for the children so their parents do not have to, helping hundreds of families across the UK.

Here we would like to share Lucy's story through photos to show you not only how brave and wonderful this little lady is but also how talented Chris is and that he can help anyone like Lucy no matter what age they are with their hair loss.

This is Lucy before she became ill with cancer...


This is Lucy with her mum during treatment... 


Beautiful Lucy during her treatment...


Brave Lucy baring her bald patch...


Lucy with Chris at work...


Lucy's new hair is now fitted to her scalp...


Thank you Chris! 


Here is the lovely and wonderful testimonial from Lucy's mum...

"Lucy was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour in 2009 aged 9 , and since then has endured surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Fortunately she is now in remission and is enjoying life to the full again. She lost all her hair during treatment and when it started to grow back post-treatment it became apparent that it was not going to grow back on the back of her head where the radiotherapy had been concentrated. Her hair grew over the bald patch, but is very thin and she is now a very self conscious teenager who is reluctant to look in the mirror, embarrassed to tie her hair up or experiment with hairstyles with her peers. Such low self esteem is a common phenomenon after cancer treatment.

Lucy had previously considered hair extensions but this would not have concealed the bald area at the back of her head. When we first met Chris, he very sensitively discussed all the options that could help solve Lucy’s particular hair loss problem and recommended she try the lace hair piece which would cover the baldness, and return the volume to her hair . Over a couple of consultations the hair piece was prepared and she was fitted with the finished product a couple of weeks ago. It looks amazing- as a mother it was like looking again at Lucy before she became ill which was extremely emotional but very up-lifting!! Lucy is absolutely thrilled- she can style her hair as she wishes without being worried about the bald area or the thinness of her hair. It looks completely natural as it is virgin hair, and matches her existing hair. It is very comfortable to wear and she got used to it very quickly. She has washed and styled it and is no longer reluctant to look in a mirror. She is now like any other 15 year old- and her self esteem has returned overnight along with her smile!. I cannot thank Chris enough for helping Lucy so sensitively and positively . He is always available if she has any concerns with the hair piece. A bonus is that he is connected with an amazing charity, the Little Princess Trust, which supports the cost of wigs and hair loss solutions for the parents of children suffering hair loss/baldness. They kindly liaised with Chris to manage the funding.

I would recommend Chris to anyone suffering hair loss problems-Lucy has her smile back as the photos show!!! Thank you so much Chris -we are so grateful for your expertise *:) happy*:) happy

Paula Hunter( Mum to Lucy) xxxx "


If you would like to make a donation to Little Princess Trust please visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk

If you would like to enquire about Chris Baguley's handmade wigs and hairpiece services please visit www.baguleysofcheshire.co.uk

Please keep an eye out for more testimonials to come from Chris! 



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