Happiness Is…

The Kindness of Strangers.
One year ago today, I started chemo.
Days before — in anticipation of my hairless winter — Lucy, Bayla and I had combed the annual Originals Christmas Craft Fair in search of a funky chemo cap.

An extremely generous and talented stranger, by the name of Debbie Etherington, absolutely insisted that I pick out any of her cozy handknitted toques and accept it as a gift.

That cozy toque, with its warm thrumbed lining and its even warmer history, kept my bald head warm all winter.

Today, Debbie and I met again. This time I brought good news, gratitude,…

And a set of home made pillow cases.

About Andrea

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.
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  • Sheree Fitch

    And I know those were magical pillowcases—the stuff that dreams are made of. Beauty you. S

  • Jay

    I love this story!

  • janice

    Beautiful!

  • http://www.the3day.org/goto/Jenny.Sinanan2011 Jenny Sinanan

    Through fiber, fabric and favor from the heart, a friendship is born.

  • http://twitter.com/timcoyne Tim Coyne

    and your hair looks great;)