Image Boutique helps women feel beautiful during National Women’s Health Week

Image Boutique helps women feel beautiful during National Women’s Health Week


MERYL EDWARDS/ VOLUNTEER AT IMAGE BOUTIQUE, CANCER SURVIVOR “I AM A CANCER SURVIVOR SO I AM GIVING BACK TO THE PATIENTS AND HELPING THEM GET THROUGH WHAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH ALREADY” DEE- MERYL EDWARDS SAYS SHE LOST HER HAIR 3 TIMES WHILE GOING THROUGH CHEMOTHERAPY AND WANTED A WIG. SHE SAYS THE PEOPLE AT IMAGE BOUTIQUE SHOWED HER SO MUCH LOVE AND COMPASSION, SHE WANTED TO VOLUNTEER. MERYL EDWARDS- “BY BEING TREATED THAT WAY I WANTED TO HELP OTHER CANCER PATIENTS BY TREATING THEM THE SAME WAY THAT I WAS TREATED” DEE- ..AND 3 YEARS LATER SHE IS STILL VOLUNTEERING AT IMAGE BOUTIQUE TO UPLIFT OTHER WOMEN AND HELP THEM THROUGH HARD TIMES– ALONG SIDE HER MANAGER WHO HAS BEEN THERE SINCE THE STORE OPENED UP IN 20- 10. SHERRY BROOKS- IMAGE BOUTIQUE MANAGER “WHOEVER COMES THROUGH THAT DOOR, ITS SOMEBODY’S MOTHER, IT’S SOMEBODY’S AUNT, IT’S SOMEBODY’S GRANDMOTHER, ITS SOMEBODY’S SISTER OR DAUGHTER AND HOW WOULD I WANT THEM TO BE TREATED IF THAT WAS MY MOTHER OR MY AUNT YOU KNOW” DEE- NOT ONLY DOES SHERRY BROOKS MAKE THE WIGS FOR PATIENTS, BUT SHE ADDS SOMETHING EXTRA… SHERRY BROOKS- IMAGE BOUTIQUE MANAGER “I LIKE TO MAKE SURE THEY GET A GOD FIT, NOT JUST WEAR A WIG OFF THE SHELF BUT I THIN THEM, STYLE THEM, AND CUT THEM TO THEIR FACE SHAPE SO THEY GET MORE OF A CUSTOMIZED LOOK” DEE- SHE SAYS THAT SEEING THE DIFFERENT PATIENTS COME IN AND HELPING THEM IS HER CALLING AND SHE WANTS TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE THEM FEEL SPECIAL. SHERRY BROOKS “AS FAR AS WIGS GO, GET WHAT YOU’VE ALWAYS HAD OR GET WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED” DEE- BOTH ADD THAT THE GOAL IS TO UNDERSTAND THAT NO MATTER YOU YOU’RE GOING THROUGH PEOPLE ARE STILL THERE TO HELP. MERYL EDWARDS- CANCER SURVIVOR/VOLUNTEER “I FOUND THAT IF YOU GET UP EVERY MORNING, AND YOU GET YOURSELF DRESSED, AND YOU GET YOURSELF LOOKING AS WELL AS YOU CAN.. EVEN IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU DON’T WANT TO. THATS MAKES YOU GET THROUGH THE DAY THAT MUCH BETTER DEE- IN AUGUSTA, DERRIKIA YOUNG, WJBF NEWSCHANNEL 6.

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