Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A Hat for Linda

This is the Zephyr Style Delite Hat, free on their site !

Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2006, had a double mastectomy in February and began her chemo treatments on Friday. This is the first one of my friends to go through this and it really hits hard.

Linda was my kids' counselor in elementary school, and became a close biking buddy. We did many charity bike rides together. She moved to the other side of the country 6 years ago. I can't believe it's been that long.

Linda finally met the man of her dreams and was to be married on June 2, 2007. Now she's planning to be back here in DC on that day to walk the Komen Race for the Cure with us, god willing. The wedding is still on, mind you. She just wants to have hair. (she used to have to buy an extra big helmet for all her hair!) And her honey is being just great through all this.


All three of us, the Starbikers, have knit her hats. We're hoping that her wearing them will bring her closer to us, and that they keep her poor naked head warm.



Batty said...

That's a beautiful hat. I'm sending my best wishes for Linda. Hope she has a great wedding and a wonderful, healthy long life with her sweetie when this is all over.

Emma said...

That's a gorgeous hat. I'm sure she'll love it.