Cancer support goes straight to the head
Claire Fraser decided to celebrate Daffodil Day a little differently than most - by dying her hair yellow.
The mother of two was diagnosed with breast cancer in August last year and said she decided to dye her hair yellow in "a moment of madness" about a month ago.
"Everyone shaves their head for cancer awareness, and I've already shaved my head, so I thought I'd do something different," Fraser said.
She has three chemotherapy treatments remaining.
"I'm feeling really positive, I've had the most fantastic support," she said.
Fraser, who works at ANZ in Invercargill, said her colleagues had been amazing.
The woman in charge of dying Fraser's hair was friend and hairdresser Felicity Diack.
Diack had a cancer scare about two months before her friend was diagnosed.
"I had been given the all clear, it was such a shock when Claire's husband told me she had breast cancer."
Diack said her most emotional moment was when Fraser asked her to shave her head.
"I was just putting myself in her shoes."
She said Mrs Fraser had coped well.
"She's a mother, she just had to keep going, and she's doing a fantastic job. It's been amazing watching her grow."
Diack said she was incredibly proud of Fraser.
"Maybe we should dye her hair pink for breast cancer month," Diack said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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