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Daily Horoscope - Windsor Magazine
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Bald Doesn't Have To Be Boring

 

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Story by Kim Willis
Photography By Kari Lynn & Roger Hewett

With no history of cancer in her family, the last thing that Kari Hewett expected was a diagnosis of breast cancer last March. The 36 year-old mentioned in passing at a routine doctor’s appointment that she had found a lump on her breast.
   “It was a real shock to get the diagnosis,” says Kari. “It was a very strange feeling. But after the shock I had an overwhelming feeling of relief that I was in Canada and was receiving excellent care. I am intensely grateful to be here.”
   Kari moved with her husband Roger to Leamington last year. Roger is the Musical Director with Cirque du Soleil’s production “Corteo.” As such, Roger and Kari have spent a lot of time travelling the world. Kari also has an artistic background. Primarily a singer, she has also done work with photography, mixed media and some front-of-house work for Cirque du Soleil.

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   Within weeks of her diagnosis, Kari underwent surgery to remove the cancer. To ensure the cancer does not return she has been having chemotherapy at the Windsor Regional Cancer Center since May. Like many individuals who receive chemotherapy, Kari lost her hair.
   “I took losing my hair really hard. It’s a mark of identity; essentially a piece of how you express yourself to others.”
   While shaving her head Kari was reminded that she always wanted to try a Mohawk. She soon found herself going through her art supplies and posed with faux fur on her head. As an artist, she decided to embark on an inspiring project, using her chemo hair loss as a blank canvas and creating a photography project entitled 'Stuff on my Head'.
   Initially Kari posted to her own Facebook page and shared the photos with friends. However, it was soon suggested that she do more with it. She then started sharing the photos with other cancer groups and created a separate Facebook group page at facebook.com/groups/stuffonmyhead. Alternately, in hopes of extending her reach to more people, Kari put up a community page at facebook.com/stuffonmyhead.
   Many people undergoing similar health problems, with the addition of alopecia, have been very touched by her uplifting photos and inspiration, and given Kari all sorts of ideas as to how to develop this project, so that it may positively inspire others suffering hair loss.

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“She has become an important member of the local arts scene here in Leamington and is loved by so many, especially with the support she is getting with this recent diagnosis,” says Roger.
   Thus far, Kari has done 14 photos. Initially she took the photos herself, but she has since allowed Roger to take a couple.
   “The response has been overwhelming positive. A lot of people love it which is inspiring to me and they get to see that I still have my sense of humour.”
   Kari’s illness has given her a new outlook on a cancer diagnosis.
   “Cancer is everywhere and touches so many people. However, I find that many people don’t want to talk about it. That has been one of the greatest things about “Stuff on my Head.” People approach me and talk about cancer. It’s a way to break the ice and talk about cancer in a way that’s not too dark.”
   Moving forward, Kari hopes to keep the project going as long as she can. She is also looking for other people to collaborate with in an effort to share their emotions. “The whole thing has been a life-changing experience. It has altered the way that I look at myself and the people in my life. The more people that I can reach with these photos, the more helpful I may be in brightening their outlook.”

  • Look Who's Cooking at Home....Bill Marra

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    Biagio (Bill) Marra juggles many tasks in his work as a Windsor City Councillor for Ward 8 and Vice President of External Affairs and Executive Director of the Changing Lives Together Foundation for Hôtel-Dieu Grace Health Care. He brings the same passion for serving others when creating meals in his kitchen.
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  • Bald Doesn't Have To Be Boring

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    With no history of cancer in her family, the last thing that Kari Hewett expected was a diagnosis of breast cancer last March. The 36 year-old mentioned in passing at a routine doctor’s appointment that she had found a lump on her breast. “It was a real shock to get the diagnosis,” says Kari. “It was a very strange feeling. But after the shock I had an overwhelming feeling of relief that I was in Canada and was receiving excellent care. I am intensely grateful to be here.”
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Windsor Life has been an integral part of our advertising budget from day one. Here at Made to Shade we have had great success with advertising in a magazine that reaches all of Windsor Essex County. We always ask our new clients how they have heard of us and 9 times out of 10 it is... “We saw your ad in Windsor Life.” We appreciate all the attention and care that goes into every ad and article. It is that attention to detail that gives us an immediate response of increased phone calls with every release of a Windsor Life issue. It is by far our best form of advertising. All of us at Made to Shade would like to thank everyone at Windsor Life Magazine for the expertise and professionalism that goes along with all the ads and articles. Windsor Life Magazine is a very successful publication that is put together by a very talented group of people. We look forward to working together for many, many more years. Thank you! 

 

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