Well, it’s that time again….
Yup! The time Matt and I set our alarms to get up early, to watch Sarah shave her hair into a mohawk for hydrocephalus …
That’s not quite right, now is it? This year, circumstances are a little different.
This time, I’ll be joining her.
If you knew me around this time last year, chances are you’ll find this extremely funny . Why? Because as excited as I was that Sarah was doing her fundraiser, and as much as I shared her posts about it, and tried to support her — would I have done it myself?
Nope. No way. Not happening.
I even made it pretty clear on all my posts about her fundraiser. Most of my tweets about it contained something like the following: “Good for Sarah, and it’s fantastic of her to do something like this… but there’s no way I’d ever have the guts to do something like this. ”
Famous last words, right?
Anywho. This year, Sarah announced it again. Only this time, she invited other people to join her, donating the money to whichever hydrocephalus organization they chose. That, was pretty cool. And lately, I’ve been more involved with the hydrocephalus community, between my support groups, making Boozle Bears, and Project Pixie Dust. So naturally, the idea stuck in my head a little bit.
Not, that I particularly want a mohawk. I certainly don’t feel comfortable in the fact that I could pull one off — but, it’s just hair, right?
But, there isn’t any denying that it would be an attention grabber . Especially if I shave my head, and have my shunt scar showing. That screams ‘conversation starter’. And that’s what we want – we want attention. The opportunity to talk about a condition that isn’t talked about enough. The more people know about a condition, and how it affects people , the less likely they are to ignore it.
The money doesn’t hurt either. For raising a thousand dollars for a good cause, I can chop my hair off. It’ll grow back, and the money will be put to good use. All of the donations I receive, regardless of if I meet my goal or not, will be donated to the Hydrocephalus Association.
Not to mention all the poor people who will hear ALL ABOUT it, during the months when I’ll be raising the money. 🙂 Really, you folks that follow me on social media may hate me by the end, but… you know, if I don’t talk about it – I for sure won’t hit my goal. 🙂
That being said? I’m still terrified. I can’t pull a mohawk off! I’ve got the face of a 16-year-old, not a punk kid! (Or a glamour model, both of which I’ve seen pull the style off flawlessly!)
I have lots and lots of hangups on the subject. Most of which I’ll leave out of this initial blog – it gives me something to write about as we go. 🙂 It’ll be interesting to see if this experience changes my view-point on it, as we get closer to hawk time. 😉
The fundraiser starts tomorrow, and ends October 31st. The cut is happening sometime in November, if I raise $1000. The wonderfully talented Holly at Ooley’s will be cutting it for me. Which, let me tell you, sets me a great deal more at ease. I’ve been to her twice, and I can’t imagine her letting me leave unhappy — or unattractive. 🙂
If you’d like to donate, or even share the link with someone else, I would be more than grateful. 🙂 Click here to visit my GoFundMe page.
Also, if you could be so kind, if you find any pictures of gorgeous, breathtaking (or…feminine friendly in general) mohawks – leave me the link in the comments! I have some major planning to do….)