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Gin Schaffer is a former higher education administrator and works part-time at MWHC's Regional Cancer Center as the Coordinator of Integrative Medicine. She lives in downtown Fredericksburg and enjoys walking and biking with her husband and 2 kids (especially if coffee is involved).



Pink Ribbon Journey

We returned from our Valentine's weekend trip and I found my Bo Peep's Bonnets hat waiting for me!  Just in time for the snow!

IMG_20150216_173151.jpgI love talking with friends and family via social media, but nothing beats getting "snail" mail.  The hat was wrapped and a beautiful card was attached.  I am very thankful to Danielle, the owner of Bo Peep's Bonnets and her angel knitters for taking the time to show their care and concern for cancer patients by providing such a lovely gift.  My hair is growing back, but it's doing so in very strange ways, so I'm not quite ready to go au naturel yet - plus, it's cold outside! This hat came right at the perfect time - it made me smile and gave me a new look too.

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I picked the Peaceful Pearl pattern and love it.  It's just the right weight and the yarn color will truly go with anything in my wardrobe.  I am so impressed with the knit design and attention to detail - look at the cute pearl accents!

What I love most about this hat is that even when my hair is fully grown, I'll still wear it.  I have other hats that I will never wear again because I used them to help me get through the physical pain of losing my hair (my head was so tender) or I've worn them to a frazzle.

This hat gets special honors because it signifies moving forward, it's a reminder that wearing hats is fun!

I received this gift because of the supportive Fredericksburg Parent and Family magazine team. Thanks to Mary, Blogs Community Manager and Family Chatter writer and Lauren, Walking Through Man-Land...in Heels blogger for connecting me to Bo Peep's Bonnets.  If you know anyone going through cancer treatment, consider sending them a hat from Danielle (and buy something for yourself while you're at it.)  It's a beautiful gift of love, hope, and healing.

 

 

 

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