A very special pamper day and head shave event was held for Raewyn Huddy, who was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Owner of T-Leaf clothing, Karen Stoneley said she had hosted a lot of pamper days for women over the last five years, but never one for someone she has known personally. Karen said a that her friend Raewyn felt a weird lump close to her collarbone a couple of months ago. After checking with her husband, she went to see the doctor and went through testing to discover it was breast cancer and tumours were found in both breasts. “Within weeks both breasts have been removed and on Monday her chemo journey began,” Karen said.
On Saturday an incredible amount of people came together to show their love and support for Raewyn. Jaimi-Lea from Uber Hair shaved the heads of seven of Raewyn’s friends and her husband Mike. Friends of Raewyn travelled from as far away as Brisbane to have their head’s shaved and be part of this event. Karen said she hoped the day created a lifelong memory for Raewyn so when she ever thinks about the day her contagious smile will appear on her beautiful face. “I need to thank some amazing business women for their contributions and effort. These women didn’t know Raewyn but just wanted to take the time to do something to make the day special. The kindness of complete strangers always blows me away,” Karen said.
After having her head shaved Raewyn had make-up applied by Leesa Barr from Leesa Barr make-up. Guests enjoyed platters from The Deli Plate and Sarah from Little Bloom Room supplied flowers to decorate the store for the pamper afternoon. Karen said great support was also received from Miss Le from Clothing Alteration, who took a special trip to the fabric shop to make some lovely scares for Raewyn to wear while having treatment. Karen also paid special tribute to the support from the QML pathology ladies who work with Raewyn.
Raewyn has started a personal blog called “Adjusting her Sails” if anybody would like to follow her and support her journey.