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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.


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 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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