Out of 3 daughters Mimi is our middle child, older sister Iza by 3 minutes and a younger sister Magi by 3 years. Mimi was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on August 12, 2009. After 2 years, 2 months and 26 days on November 6th, 2011 she took her last chemo pill and is considered OFF Treatment! This is our story of our journey through childhood cancer.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Hair Fairy will be visiting tonight!

Mimi woke up from her morning nap just before 10:45am and asked if I can do her hair. I have been putting it up in a pony tail so it is not all over the place. As I was taking it out most of the hair fell out. I think I panicked a little not knowing what to say...

"You know how you loose your teeth and the tooth fairy comes... Well when you loose your hair the Hair fairy comes!"

"Nooo Way! Get it all off so I can put it in a bag and put it in under my pillow!"

So we brushed and brushed with the help of Iza and Magi and put it in a baggie and the hair is waiting for the hair fairy. The hair that is still there we styled it and she got a cute bob for today but when daddy comes home he will finish cutting all the hair off. Daddy also said he will cut all his hair off but Mimi said she wants the Hair Fairy to come only to her. LOL Mimi wants to hair for bed tonight.

I have been worried about this not really knowing how she will take it or how the girls will react but they blew me away. There were no tears, no one was sad, just a bathroom filled with girls, smiles and laughter. So there Cancer Take that!

I have the BEST kids ever!


  1. Mimi- you look beautiful! I hope the hair fairy brings you a very special surprise!

    When Mollie lost all her hair, she liked to stick things on her head- stickers, tattoos, funny hats, suction cups.

    Hang in there- you're tougher than cancer!!

  2. Mimi is gorgeous as always, and I am totally in awe of how awesome all your kids are. Truly you've done a fantastic job Kat. I love all of you!

  3. Kat, you are an amazing woman and mother and it's because of your awesomeness and leadership that your kids are as awesome as they obviously are.

  4. I am so touched by this blog and inspired by your family and their strength every day. Stay strong!!!! I LOVE the hair fairy! Kisses to all my girls. Love you.

  5. You are amazing! That was such a wonderful way to explain something that must have brought tears to your eyes!